Table 5

Correlation between micronutrients and nutritional status in the school children, Meseret school, Gondar, Ethiopia
Trace elements Height-for-age Weight-for-age BMI-for-age
Magnesium (mg/dl) 0.212* 0.003 −0.189
Calcium (mg/dl) 0.161 −0.026 −0.150
Iron (μg/dl) 0.139 0.033 −0.035
Copper (μg/dl) 0.275** 0.033 −0.224
Zinc (μg/dl) −0.020 0.092 0.086
Cu/Zn ratio 0.126 −0.145 −0.244
Selenium (μg/dl) −0.159 0.018 0.115
Molybdenum (μg/dl) 0.275** 0.083 −0.130

*Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).

**Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).

Amare et al.

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

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