Table 4

Levels of serum Micronutrients (Mean±SD) and proportions deficient children (%) in relation to children's sex, Meseret school, Gondar, Ethiopia
Analytes Boys N=52 Girls N=48 Sexes combined Deficiency (%) N=100
Mean±SD (Range) Deficiency (%) Mean±SD (Range) Deficiency (%)
Magnesium 2.43±0.38 (1.50-3.68) 2 (3.8) 2.42-0.24 (1.98-2.91) - 2 (2)
Calcium 15.42±2.28 (9.35-20.52) - 15.19±1.99 (11.77-20.11) - -
Iron 337.60±167.15 (74.49-845.51) - 317.99±127.22 (116.34-578.04) - -
Copper 194.46±50.35 (118.24-313.02) - 187.88±50.27 (107.94-324.96) - -
Zinc 84.37±42.45 (30.74-211.64) 27 (51.9) 88.61±42.68 (27.75-191.25) 20 (41.7) 47 (47)
Cu/Zn ratio 2.78±1.37 (0.90-6.56) - 2.59±1.38 (0.93-6.86) - -
Selenium 6.07±2.47 (1.70-12.57) 33 (63.5) 6.59±2.73 (1.71-12.89) 29 (60.4) 62 (62)
Molybdenum 0.22±0.14 (0.03-0.59) - 0.24±0.16 (0.05-0.63) - -

Amare et al.

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

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