The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

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Figure 9. Iodine deficiency disorders and salt iodization

Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) were still a major public health problem in many of parts of the world in 1990. Today, programmes to produce or import iodized salt are in place in most developing countries.

Global Prevelance of IDD

Percentage of Households Consuming Iodized Salt (1992--1996)

Source: IDD data from UNICEF 'Report on Progress Towards Universla Salt Iodization', 1994. Salt iodization data compilled by Unicef, 1997. Note: The boundries shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by UNICEF. Dotted line represents approximately the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by India and Pakistan.

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