U.S. consumers: Reasons for considering salt/sodium content of food 2013

The statistic depicts why US respondents consider the salt/sodium content of the foods and beverages they buy. 69% of respondents say they consider the absence/presence of salt/sodium in order to prevent a future health condition.

Which of the following, if any, are reasons why you consider the salt/sodium content of the foods and beverages you buy?

Answered yes
To prevent a future health condition69%
To help reduce my risk of heart disease64%
Because sodium plays a role in overall health60%
To manage a current health condition40%
I've read or heard that I should28%
Products containing salt/sodium taste better compared to low-sodium products15%
Some other reason6%
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Source

Release date

May 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 11 - 22, 2013

Number of respondents

691 respondents

Age group

18-80 years

Special properties

Consider the presence/absence of salt/sodium

Method of interview

Online survey

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