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Table 6 Comparison of plasma zinc levels (μg/dL) among WCBAs 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 = 1472) (n = 1476)  
 Mean ± SD 55.4 ± 14.0 54.9 ± 14.4  
 Median 55.1 55.4  
 Zinc Deficient 1258 (85.5) 1292 (87.5)  
Endline (n = 1312) (n = 1317)  
 Mean ± SD 60.9 ± 14.7 60.7 ± 14.8  
 Median 61.6 59.9  
 Zinc Deficient 994 (75.8) 989 (75.1)  
Change in zinc status
Change in Mean Zinc levels 5.49 ± 19.8 5.91 ± 19.5 −0.42 (−1.92 to 1.08)
Improvement in zinc status 265 (21.0) 285 (22.4) 1.08 (0.90 to 1.31)