Table 3

Daily intake of antioxidants in Brazilian adults according to macro-region

Nutrients

North

Northeast

Central-West

Southeast

South

P


Vitamin A (μg RAE)

375.3 ± 2872.2*

175.6 ± 832.2

181.5 ± 898.7

258.7 ± 1156.5

256.4 ± 1288

0.036

Vitamin C (mg)

39.1 ± 195.9

162.5 ± 634.7*

95 ± 473.7

71 ± 597.7

63.6 ± 290.7

0.005

Vitamin E (mg)

4.8 ± 2.5

4.5 ± 2

5.1 ± 1.9*

5.1 ± 2.2*

5.0 ± 2.8*

0.001

Selenium (mg)

105.9 ± 79.5*

84.7 ± 40.8

76.7 ± 31.6

78.4 ± 32.2

87.8 ± 35.7

0.001

Zinc (mg)

8.6 ± 4.5

8.7 ± 4

9.4 ± 4.1*

8.8 ± 3.3

9.5 ± 5*

0.005


ANOVA; RAE: Retinol Activity Equivalents; *: higher intake values in each region and significantly different from the others; Tukey test; adjusted for age and energy

Medeiros Pinheiro et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:39   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-39

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