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MyCoSS 2017-2018

Malaysian Community Salt Study 2017-2018 (MyCoSS)


This is a cross sectional study among Malaysian adults aged 18 years and above. A total of 1400 respondents will be randomly selected from 2017 sampling frame of National Population and Housing Census provided by theDepartment of Statistic. This survey obtained ethnic approval from the Medical Research and Ethic Committee, Ministry of Health Malaysia and was registered with NMRR- 17-423-34969.

Malaysian Community Salt Study (MyCoSS) targets Malaysian adults population aged 18 years and above in Malaysia. Under the umbrella of MyCoSS, there are another two studies which include spot urine equation validation and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) survey.

Our research team will collect data on socio demography, medical histories, medication usage, dietary assessment, and also knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) towards salt intake; study also includes measurements of blood pressure, body weight, height, waist circumference. Biological sample collections include 24 hour urine, collection, single - void urine and blood samples.

During data collection, our research teams will visit the selected living quarters twice. On the first visit (day 1) the respondents will be explained the details of the study & informed consent form will be given. The respondents will be interviewed on socio-demography (questionnaire), and physical examination (weight, height, waist circumference) & blood pressure will be measured, explanation on urine collection and proceed with handing over of urine collection tools to respondents. After the first visit, the selected respondents will collect the urine for 24 hours and also spot urine.  During the second visit (day3), the research team members will collect the urine sample, draw the required blood and send samples to the selected laboratory. Additional interview on food frequency questionnaire 24 hours diet recall & KAP will be conducted.

Principle Investigator “MYCoSS”: Puan Rashidah Ambak

Principle Investigator “Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease”: Dr Thamil Arasu Saminathan

Principle Investigator “Spot Urine Equation Validation”: Puan Fatimah Othman.

  •  Muat turun Laporan "Population-Based Salt Intake Survey To Support The National Salt Reduction Programme For Malaysia - MyCoSS" here 
  •  Muat turun FAQ untuk Tinjauan Pengambilan Garam Penduduk Malaysia 2017-2018 here