Table 1

Correlation between fatty acids extracted from whole blood and dried blood spots (n = 19)

Pearson correlation coefficient 'r'

Intraclass correlation coefficient

(95% CI)


Total saturated fatty acid

0.827

0.880

(0.688 – 0.954)


Total monounsaturated fatty acid (cis)

0.883

0.937

(0.837 – 0.976)


Total polyunsaturated fatty acid (cis)

0.804

0.890

(0.715 – 0.957)


Total monounsaturated fatty acid (trans)

0.701

0.805

(0.493 – 0.925)


Total polyunsaturated fatty acid (trans)

0.692

0.776

(0.418 – 0.913)


Gupta et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:35   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-35

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