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Table 3 Daily intake of antioxidants in Brazilian adults according to macro-region

From: Antioxidant intake among Brazilian adults - The Brazilian Osteoporosis Study (BRAZOS): a cross-sectional study

Nutrients North Northeast Central-West Southeast South P
Vitamin A (μg RAE) 375.3 ± 2872.2* 175.6 ± 832.2 181.5 ± 898.7 258.7 ± 1156.5 256.4 ± 1288 0.036
Vitamin C (mg) 39.1 ± 195.9 162.5 ± 634.7* 95 ± 473.7 71 ± 597.7 63.6 ± 290.7 0.005
Vitamin E (mg) 4.8 ± 2.5 4.5 ± 2 5.1 ± 1.9* 5.1 ± 2.2* 5.0 ± 2.8* 0.001
Selenium (mg) 105.9 ± 79.5* 84.7 ± 40.8 76.7 ± 31.6 78.4 ± 32.2 87.8 ± 35.7 0.001
Zinc (mg) 8.6 ± 4.5 8.7 ± 4 9.4 ± 4.1* 8.8 ± 3.3 9.5 ± 5* 0.005
  1. ANOVA; RAE: Retinol Activity Equivalents; *: higher intake values in each region and significantly different from the others; Tukey test; adjusted for age and energy