Table 6

Proportion of Brazilian adults with low antioxidant intake according to geographic region

Nutrients

North (%)

Northeast (%)

Central-West (%)

Southeast (%)

South (%)

P


Vitamin A

94.8

90.8

94.7

92.1

91.4

0.12

Vitamin C

90.6

79.8*

85.8

85.6

85.7

0.04

Vitamin E

99

100

100

99.6

99.7

0.21

Selenium

10.7

16.5

16.9

14.2

7*

0.01

Zinc

54.1

54.2

48.7

54.1

46.5*

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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