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Table 4 Median (25 th and 75 th percentile) energy and nutrient intakes of the lactating women in comparison with the EER and recommended nutrient intakes, (n=60)

From: Feeding practices, nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women in Samre Woreda, South Eastern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Macro-and micro nutrients Median (1st,3rdquartiles) intakes per day Recommended dietary intake [[18]]
Energy (Kcal)* 2031 (1689, 2279) 2365
Protein (g) 61 (51,73) 71
Calcium(mg) 662 (506, 831) 1000
Iron (mg) 118 (90, 298) 10
Zinc (mg) 9.2 (7.3, 10.3) 12
Thiamin (mg) 0.8 (0.6, 1.1) 1.5
Riboflavin(mg) 1 (0.8, 1.5) 1.6
Niacin (mg) 7.9 (5.7, 10.2) 17
Vitamin C (mg) 22.8 (14.7, 39.5) 95
Vitamin A ( RE-micro gram) 194 (101,326) 850
Phytate (mg) 1872 (1510, 2680) __
  1. * Energy requirement was estimated by assuming moderate physical activity.