Table 3

Daily micronutrients intake by sex (mean ± s.d.)

Men

Women

P value


Iron (mg/day)

12.6 ± 3.5

9.5 ± 3.3

0.000

Calcium (mg/day)

867 ± 328

713 ± 212

0.002

Potassium (mg/day)

3067 ± 968

2370 ± 743

0.000

Phosphorus (mg/day)

1496 ± 342

1131 ± 283

0.000

Zinc (mg/day)

12.3 ± 3.5

8.8 ± 2.7

0.000

Thiamin (mg/day)

1.2 ± 0.5

1.1 ± 0.6

n.s

Niacin (mg/day)

19.9 ± 5.8

16.0 ± 8.0

0.002

Vitamin B6 (mg/day)

2.1 ± 0.7

1.8 ± 1.0

0.05

Folic acid (μg/day)

257 ± 68

200 ± 73

0.000

Riboflavin (mg/day)

1.7 ± 0.5

1.5 ± 0.8

n.s

Retinol Eq (μg/day)

1355 ± 866

1071 ± 616

0.000

Vitamin E (mg/day)

15.3 ± 5.2

12.5 ± 4.8

0.002

Vitamin D (μg/day)

2.1 ± 1.7

1.6 ± 1.3

n.s

Vitamin C (mg/day)

142.8 ± 74.0

114.0 ± 68.0

0.022


Statistics: Student's t-test

Azzini et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:125   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-125

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