Table 3: Relationship between zinc content of last meal consumed before taking blood and mean serum zinc level.

Zinc content of mealMean serum zinc concentration 𝜇 g/dL (± SD) 𝐹 𝑃 -value
Genotype AA 𝑛 = 71Sickle cell anaemia
Steady state 𝑛 = 71Painful crisis 𝑛 = 71

Low46.7 (37.8)29.3 (10.8)20.0 (9.9)1.9.192
Moderate40.6 (12.5)37.6 (13.0)25.7 (10.9)23.1.000
High46.9 (10.8)55.4 (11.5)34.4 (11.5)6.6.004