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Table 5 Comparison of plasma zinc levels (μg/dL) among children at baseline and endline

From: Efficacy of high zinc biofortified wheat in improvement of micronutrient status, and prevention of morbidity among preschool children and women - a double masked, randomized, controlled trial

  HZn LZn  
Baseline (n = 1448) (n = 1445)  
 Mean ± SD 55.9 ± 14.5 56.9 ± 13.9  
 Median 55.5 57.4  
 Zinc deficient 1242 (85.8) 1224 (84.7)  
Endline (n = 1239) (n = 1234)  
 Mean ± SD 63.0 ± 15.6 63.1 ± 15.7  
 Median 61.6 63.4  
 Zinc deficient 862 (69.6) 855 (69.3)  
Change in Zinc Status
Change in mean Zinc levels 7.22 ± 20.3 6.14 ± 20.4 1.08 (−0.54 to 2.69)
Improvement in zinc status 322 (27.2) 312 (26.7) 0.98 (0.81 to 1.17)