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Table 4 Mean nutrient intake among school age children by sex in Dewa Cheffe District, northeast Ethiopia, 2015

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

Nutrients RDA Mean nutrient intake (n = 600) Male Mean nutrient intake (n = 323) Female Mean nutrient intake (n = 277) P-value
Energy (kcal) 1690 1371.56 ± 172.47 1375.81 ± 211.82 1366.62 ± 294.51 0.208
Protein (g) 29.5 29.21 ± 6.51 32.32 ± 5.96 25.58 ± 10.74 0.000
Calcium (mg) 600 336.39 ± 90.56 381.54 ± 143.25 270.81 ± 58.76 0.000
Iron (mg) 16 15.76 ± 2.76 16.39 ± 6.32 15.02 ± 10.2 0.08
Vitamin C (mg) 40 14.14 ± 8.25 14.71 ± 5.20 13.48 ± 10.76 0.27
β carotene (micro gram) 4800 213.6 ± 96.19 213.6 ± 62.81 208.6 ± 71.35 0.37
Thiamine (mg) 0.8 0.5 ± 0.13 0.67 ± 0.21 0.61 ± 0.27 0.41
Riboflavin (mg) 1.0 0.64 ± 0.4 0.05 ± 0.21 0.14 ± 0.3 0.50
Niacin (mg) 13 6.59 ± 0.91 7.13 ± 1.2 6.83 ± 1.74 0.42