Data

Share of households consuming iodized salt

What you should know about this indicator

Percentage of households which have salt they used for cooking that tested positive (>0ppm) for presence of iodine.

Statistical concept and methodology: Most of the data on consumption of iodized salt are derived from household surveys. For the data that are from household surveys, the year refers to the survey year.

Source
Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 20, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
1994–2020
Unit
% of households

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

Retrieved on
May 20, 2024
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World Bank's World Development Indicators (WDI).

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Multiple sources compiled by World Bank (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of households consuming iodized salt” [dataset]. UNICEF (via World Bank), “World Development Indicators” [original data]. Retrieved June 20, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/share-of-households-consuming-iodized-salt