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Table 3 Mean nutrient intakes (SD), NAR, correlations of NAR and MAR with FVS, DDS, DDS-half serving and DSS of the study population

From: Use of dietary diversity score as a proxy indicator of nutrient adequacy of rural elderly people in Sri Lanka

Nutrient Mean intake SD NAR Correlations
     FVS DDS DDS -half DSS
Energy (kcal/d) 951 300 0.49 0.35* 0.25* 0.26* 0.32*
Protein (g/day) 23.4 8.9 0.50 0.35* 0.29* 0.26* 0.30*
Calcium (mg/d) 218.3 118.9 0.17 0.33* 0.28* 0.29* 0.39*
Iron (mg/d) 7.2 4.6 0.50 0.29* 0.20* 0.24* 0.31*
Thiamin (mg/d) 0.96 0.65 0.66 0.25* 0.36* 0.33* 0.35*
Riboflavin (mg/d) 0.68 0.42 0.51 0.33* 0.44* 0.44* 0.49*
Niacin (mg/d) 7.6 3.4 0.48 0.23* 0.22* 0.20* 0.22*
Vitamin B12 (mg/d) 0.82 0.82 0.34 0.02 0.12 0.15# 0.14*
Folic acid (g/d) 44.8 27.4 0.11 0.30* 0.13 0.13 0.16#
Vitamin C (mg/d) 24.4 20.7 0.54 0.22* 0.24* 0.26* 0.37*
Vitamin A (μg/d) 170.8 129.3 0.28 0.28* 0.18# 0.29* 0.33*
Vitamin D (μg/d) 1.82 3.6 0.12 −0.04 0.11 0.08 0.09
MAR - - 0.39 0.45 * 0.48 * 0.50 * 0.58 *
  1. *p < 0.01, #p < 0.05.