Table 3

Levels of serum micronutrients (Mean±SD) in relation to children's nutritional status of school children, Meseret school, Gondar, Ethiopia
N Magnesium Calcium Iron Copper Zinc Cu/Zn Selenium Molybdenum
Height-for-age Sever 7 2.17±0.23 14.12±2.13 223.02±18.45* 152.55±32.01 84.89±29.31 1.95±0.64 8.20±1.54 0.13±0.10
Moderate 15 2.47±0.28 15.32±2.00 399.05±161.45 189.14±50.50 86.05±56.29 3.10±1.91 6.58±2.45 0.21±0.12
Mild 32 2.39±0.27 15.16±1.87 297.80±132.46 186.89±47.88 95.10±39.92 2.23±0.95 6.23±2.64 0.21±0.13
Normal 46 2.47±0.38 15.59±2.34 342.22±155.85 200.97±51.80 80.71±40.86 2.99±1.40 6.02±2.68 0.26±0.16
Total 100 2.42±0.32 15.31±2.14 328.19±148.91a 191.30±50.17 86.40±42.40 2.69±1.37a 6.32±2.60 0.22±0.15
Weight-for-age Sever 4 2.32±0.49 14.46±2.23 215.97±36.75 172.31±36.17 73.86±29.76 2.70±1.43 7.56±2.41 0.14±0.10
Moderate 17 2.46±0.25 15.70±2.033 375.58±174.65 195.40±60.79 78.106±44.49 3.24±1.90 5.29±1.95 0.267±0.15
Mild 27 2.48±0.29 15.50±1.95 339.80±130.17 193.27±51.19 86.326±50.97 2.92±1.63 6.51±2.51 0.22±0.14
Normal 52 2.39±0.35 15.15±2.28 315.30±150.93 190.40±47.72 90.13±37.99 2.39±0.90 6.47±2.79 0.23±0.15
Total 100 2.42±0.32 15.31±2.14 328.19±148.91 191.30±50.17 86.40±42.40 2.69±1.37 6.32±2.60 0 .23±0.15
BMI-for-age Sever 7 2.47±0.42 15.36±1.61 333.334±166.37 214.97±69.68 86.96±57.37 3.31±1.81 6.06±2.66 0.26±0.19
Moderate 4 2.80±0.12 18.31±0.87** 443.30±84.87 222.73±47.02 77.61±35.79 3.27±1.37 5.57±1.08 0.29±0.05
Mild 23 2.44±0.37 15.40±2.07 324.75±153.87 187.91±45.81 63.74±32.48† 3.53±1.75‡ 5.21±2.54 0.23±0.14
Normal 66 2.39±0.29 15.09±2.16 321.86±148.36 188.07±49.36 94.78±41.96 2.30±0.99 6.78±2.58 0.22±0.15
Total 100 2.42±0.32 15.31± 2.14a 328.19±148.91 191.31±50.17 86.40±42.40a 2.69±1.37a 6.32±2.60 0 .23±0.15

aP value (one-way ANOVA) for the comparison between nutritional status.

*P<0.05 versus moderate HAZ.

**P<0.05 versus normal BMIZ.

P<0.05 versus normal BMIZ.

P<0.05 versus normal BMIZ.

Amare et al.

Amare et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:108   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-108

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