Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Ghanaians Might Be at Risk of Excess Dietary Intake of Potassium Based on Food Supply Data

Table 2

Extent of adequacy of individual K intake for different sex and age categories in Ghana based on 2010-2011 average food supply.

FemaleMale
19–50 years old51+ years old19–50 years old51+ years old

SDD10295.87294.94298.60296.45
SDD15441.01440.38442.84441.40
D/SDD1019.0019.0618.8318.97
D/SDD1512.7512.7712.7012.74

Note. SDD10 denotes the daily variation in individual intake of K estimated at 10% standard deviation, while SDD15 denotes the estimate at 15%. Values used in the calculations: required intake = 2925 mg per day; standard deviations of the required intake at 10 and 15% (SDr10 and SDr15, respectively) = 292.5 mg per day and 438.75 mg per day, respectively.

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