Table 5

Proportion of Brazilian adults with low antioxidant intake based on DRI recommendations for gender

Nutrients

Total (%)

Men (%)

Women (%)

P


Vitamin A

92.4

93.4

92.1

0.37

Vitamin C

85.1

88.3*

83.7

0.05

Vitamin E

99.7

99.6

99.8

0.28

Selenium

13.4

18*

11.5

0.01

Zinc

52.1

67.4*

45.6

0.03


ANOVA; Tukey test; adjusted for age and energy; *: Significantly higher proportion of low intake

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

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