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Table 2 Total and calculated daily fluoride intake

From: Alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children

  Child's weight (kg) Liquids* (kg) Fluoride in liquids (mg/kg) Solids** (kg) Fluoride in solids (mg/kg) Fluoride from liquids (mg/day) Fluoride from solids (mg/day) Total fluoride intake (mg/day) Fluoride intake in mg/kg bw/day
Baseline          
Mean 19.94 0.568 0.656 0.626 0.026 0.373 0.016 0.389 0.020***
SD 1.68 0.091 0.094 0.083 0.024 0.053 0.008 0.054 0.010
After 6 months          
Mean 21.44 0.612 0.548 0.385 0.112 0.335 0.043 0.378 0.018***
SD 1.5 0.102 0.098 0.083 0.06 48 0,012 0.084 0.008
  1. *Liquids (water, tea, lemonade, other beverages) directly measurable for the fluoride content
  2. ** Solids - solid or semi-liquid food (milk, dairy products, soups, pastries, fruit, etc.) not directly measurable
  3. *** Difference in the measured fluoride intake (mg/kg bw/day) between baseline and after 6 months - non significant (0.190)