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Table 3 Mean macro and micronutrient intake of children after discharge by age group and growth status, and nutrient adequacy from home diet on the day preceding the survey

From: Progress of children with severe acute malnutrition in the malnutrition treatment centre rehabilitation program: evidence from a prospective study in Jharkhand, India

  Energy intake (mean Kcal ± SD) P-value Protein intake (mean g ± SD) P-value Iron intake (mean mg ± SD) P-value Zinc intake (mean mg ± SD) P-value
Age group
 6–11 months 266.8 ± 135.3   7.7 ± 4.7   1.4 ± 0.9   0.9 ± 0.5  
 12–23 months 459.7 ± 211.8 < 0.0011 12.0 ± 6.5 0.05 2.5 ± 1.9 0.011 1.4 ± 0.8 0.011
  ≥ 24 months 484.0 ± 163.1   12.4 ± 7.4   3.6 ± 4.2   1.6 ± 0.6  
WHZ status
 Severe 365.1 ± 198.9   9.1 ± 6.1   2.6 ± 3.0   1.3 ± 0.7  
 Moderate 465.3 ± 168.1 0.011 11.7 ± 5.7 0.05 2.2 ± 2.1 0.8 1.3 ± 0.7 0.4
 Normal 504.0 ± 221.9   13.9 ± 6.8   2.6 ± 1.7   1.6 ± 0.8  
Nutrient adequacy (%)2
  < 50% 67%   63%      
 50–66% 22%   18%      
 66–100% 11%   19%      
  1. 1Significant difference between groups; ANOVA, 2Energy adequacy: subject’s calorie intake/(150 Kcal/kg bodyweight); Protein: subject’s protein intake/(4 g/kg bodyweight)