A review of salt intakes in Southeast Asia found that average salt intake in adult females in the Philippines was 7.3g/day, which was estimated from 24-hour dietary recalls. Salt intake in the adult population (both sexes) was estimated to be 3.1g/day, which was calculated from one-day diet samples and samples of commonly eaten foods which were weighed and chemically analysed.
The 2003 and 2008 National Nutrition Surveys showed that the major sources of sodium in the diet were table salt and salty condiments such as soy sauce. The review also found that the approach to salt reduction in the Philippines is government and NGO-led campaigns to create awareness of hypertension and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
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