Funding for this research was provided by:
National Health and Medical Research Council (1040178)
National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellowship (1082924)
National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (1117300)
National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (1161597)
National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (1168948)
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Received: 22 March 2019
Accepted: 3 September 2019
First Online: 10 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the University of Sydney’s Human Research Ethics Committee (protocol no: 15359), the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office Ethics and Review Committee, Deakin University (2013–020), the Fiji National Research Ethics and Review Committee (FNRERC 201307), and the Ministry of Health, Samoa Health Research Committee. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants.
: Not applicable.
: JW is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction. All other authors declare no conflicts of interest related to this study.