Table 8

Mineral Intake: Estimate of the prevalence of inadequacy at 6 and 12 months

Variable per day

EAR cutoff

6 mo TFG

6 mo MRG

12 mo TFG

12 mo MRG


Calcium (mg)

1000*

.99

.52

1.00

.70

Phosphorus (mg)

580

0

.02

.01

.01

Magnesium (mg)

265

.54

.12

.76

.19

Iron (mg)

8.1

.05

.15

.10

.06

Zinc (mg)

6.8

.11

.19

N/A

.19

Copper (mg)

0.7

.02

.04

.13

.07

Selenium (mcg)

45

.00

.02

.00

.00

Potassium (mg)*

4700*

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


EAR = Estimated average requirement

*AI = Adequate intake. No EAR has been established.

N/A = The adjusted distribution was not available using the cut-point method of analysis.

TFG = Traditional Food Group, MRG = Meal Replacement Group

Ashley et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:12   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-12

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