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Table 3 Median intake and percentage of inadequate intake of selected nutrients in rural Shaanxi China 2004

From: Assessment of dietary intake among pregnant women in a rural area of western China

  Median Intake EAR* Increment for pregnancy <EAR + increment (%)
Energy (Kcal) 2234.6 2100† 200 54
Protein (g) 60.6 38‡ 12 31
Calcium (mg) 412.9 525¶ 0 70
Zinc (mg) 8.5 8.3 5 91
Riboflavin (mg) 0.88 1.0 0.45 91
Vitamin C (mg) 89.4 75 -9 34
Folate (μg) 244.2 320 200 97
  1. * Estimated Average Requirement for non-pregnant women aged above 18 with low physical activity, China Nutrition Society, 2001
  2. † EAR for energy shown in the table is the figure RNI for energy
  3. ‡ The figure shown is the EAR for protein for non-pregnant women aged from 19–50 in USA with the addition of an increment for pregnancy (EAR for groups Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies)
  4. ¶The figure shown is the EAR for calcium for non-pregnant women aged 19–50 years in United Kingdom with the addition of an increment for pregnancy (EAR; Department of Health, 1991)