FIGURE 2-1. Consumer awareness of the relationship between salt/sodium intake and high blood pressure, 1979–2002.

FIGURE 2-1Consumer awareness of the relationship between salt/sodium intake and high blood pressure, 1979–2002

NOTES: Teisl et al. (1999) expressed results as the mean of reported responses among men and women. The response for the total population in 2002 was calculated by multiplying the percentage of respondents reporting they had heard of dietary factors being related to high blood pressure (75 percent) by 0.526, the proportion of those who had heard of dietary factors related to high blood pressure and who identified salt/salty foods/sodium as the dietary factor (FDA, 2007).

SOURCES: 1979 and 1982: Heimbach, 1985; 1984–1994: Teisl et al., 1999; 2002: FDA, 2007.

From: 2, Sodium Intake Reduction: An Important But Elusive Public Health Goal

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Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake; Henney JE, Taylor CL, Boon CS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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