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Table 2 Whole blood fatty acids composition in 1572 children with moderate acute malnutrition

From: Correlates of whole-blood polyunsaturated fatty acids among young children with moderate acute malnutrition

  Mean (±SD)
Saturated fatty acid   45.29 (±2.99)
Monounsaturated fatty acid   22.57 (±3.39)
Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)   28.52 (±2.78)
 n-6 PUFA   25.99 (±2.65)
  Linoleic acid (LA) 18:2n-6 16.22 (±2.26)
  Dihomo-y-linolenic acid 20:3n-6 0.85 (±0.21)
  Arachidonic acid (AA) 20:4n-6 7.08 (±1.53)
  Adrenic Acid 22:4n-6 0.95 (±0.26)
  n-6 Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) 22:5n-6 0.38 (±0.12)
 n-3 PUFA   2.48 (±0.65)
  α-Linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3n-3 0.21 (±0.09)
  Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)a 20:5n-3 0.13 (0.10; 0.18)
  n-3 Docosapentaenoic acid 22:5n-3 0.43 (±0.12)
  Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6n-3 1.64 (±0.53)
 Mead acid 20:3n-9 0.07 (±0.03)
Mead acid:AA 20:3n-9/20:4n-6 0.01 (±0.00)
n-6 DPA:DHA 22:5n-6/22:6n-3 0.25 (±0.10)
n-6 PUFA:n-3 PUFA   11.13 (±2.85)
  1. Data are given as mean (± standard deviation, SD) in weight percent relative to total fatty (FA%), if not otherwise indicated. Mean total fatty acid concentration was 417 (±183) μg/100 μL whole blood in study children. aMedian (interquartile range: 25th; 75th percentile)