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Table 3 Dietary intake (day -1 ) and serum concentrations of iron, zinc, and vitamin A in 0–18 month-old infants by anemia status in rural Shaanxi province, China, 2010

From: Anemia, malnutrition and their correlations with socio-demographic characteristics and feeding practices among infants aged 0–18 months in rural areas of Shaanxi province in northwestern China: a cross-sectional study

Variable Anemic Non-anemic P-value
Dietary intake (n = 336) (n = 118) (n = 218)  
Iron (mg/day) 1.2 ± 1.0 1.3 ± 0.9 0.746
Zinc (mg/day) 1.8 ± 0.6 2.0 ± 0.5 0.299
 Vitamin A (μg/day) 66.7 ± 24.5 75.3 ± 27.3 0.227
Serum concentration (n = 55) (n = 21) (n = 34)  
 Iron (μg/L) 881.2 ± 449.9 1227.9 ± 566.4 0.014
 Zinc (μg/L) 610.0 ± 107.8 679.4 ± 117.1 0.027
Retinol (μmol/L) 0.5 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.1 <0.001