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Table 3 The mean daily nutrient intake of school age children in Dewa Cheffe District, Northeast Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 600)

From: Nutrient consumption and associated factors among school age children in Dewa Chefe District, northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Nutrients Mean nutrient intake compared to RDA % of children consumed nutrients ≥ EAR or RDA
RDA Mean nutrient intake
Energy (kcal) 1690 1371.56 ± 172.47 71a
Protein (g) 29.5 29.21 ± 6.51 99.0b
Calcium (mg) 600 336.39 ± 90.56 56.0b
Iron (mg) 16 15.76 ± 2.76 98.5b
Vitamin C (mg) 40 14.14 ± 8.25 35.4b
β-carotene (micro gram) 4800 213.6 ± 96.19 44.5b
Thiamine (mg) 0.8 0.5 ± 0.13 62.5b
Riboflavin (mg) 1.0 0.64 ± 0.4 64.0b
Niacin (mg) 13 6.59 ± 0.91 50.7b
  1. aEAR, b RDA