Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Dietary Intake across Reproductive Life Stages of Women in India: A Cross-Sectional Survey from 4 Districts of India

Table 2

Daily median (IQR) energy and nutrient intakes of the population (n = 1687).

NutrientsAdolescents% ADNewly married females% ADPregnant women% ADLactating mothers% AD value

Energy (kcal)1340.5 (1087.41689.5)61.71404.4 (1123.2–1692.5)73.91391.6 (1152.3–1822.8)61.81434.7 (1434.7–1874.6)59.30.008
Protein (g)35.2 (27.1–43.3)69.437.8 (29.9–46.9)68.738.5 (30.6–47.9)49.339.3 (31.4–51.2)55.30.00
Fat (g)25.4 (18.8–40.9)79.327.4 (19.0–40.6)140.028.0 (19.0–48.3)93.329.3 (19.7–48.3)97.60.06
Calcium (mg)233.8 (165.9–403.3)31.2294.5 (192.4–493.4)49.1334.2 (194.8–580.0)27.8305.4 (193.1–511.0)25.50.00
Iron (mg)9.9 (7.3–13.5)40.011.0 (7.6–15.4)52.311.1 (7.6–15.2)31.711.7 (8.3–15.7)55.70.02
Vitamin C (mg)43.1 (21.7–81.1)107.535.7 (18.0–76.6)90.043.0 (20.8–80.9)71.637.7 (15.6–72.7)47.50.046
Zinc (mg)5.1 (3.8–6.5)48.55.3 (4.2–6.6)53.05.27 (4.0–6.7)43.95.5 (4.1–6.9)45.80.14
Folic acid total (mcg)91.2 (63.5–131.5)53.0101.9 (66.2–137.8)51.098.5 (68.2–135.7)25.0101.3 (73.2–138.9)33.60.07

AD, adequacy; g, gram; mg, milligram; mcg, microgram; kcal, kilocalories; IQR : difference in the upper and lower medians. value < 0.05 is considered statistically significant.

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