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Table 4 Caregiver reported macro- and micronutrient intakes of children aged 6–36 months from a remote Aboriginal community in Northern Australia excluding milk feeds, compared by whether it was the week fortnightly pay was received by the primary carer

From: Dietary intake of Aboriginal Australian children aged 6–36 months in a remote community: a cross-sectional study

 Pay week intake,
mean, SD or median (IQR)
n = 32
Non-pay week intake, mean, SD or median (IQR)
n = 32
Mean/median differencep-value
Energy (kJ)3047.83, 1456.572300.10, 1172.97747.74p = 0.005
Macronutrients
 Protein (g)33.66 (18.01, 47.21)27.40 (19.93, 39.13)6.26p = 0.03
 Carbohydrate (g)80.87, 32.4963.50, 35.7517.37p = 0.03
 Total fat (g)21.43 (13.61, 36.34)16.03 (9.17, 26.04)5.40p = 0.01
 Fibre (g)7.66 (4.76, 12.39)5.81 (4.13, 9.90)1.85p = 0.11
Key micronutrients
 Iron (mg)6.17, 3.295.27, 3.120.90p = 0.18
 Calcium (mg)270.24, 139.90241.80, 165.5728.44p = 0.42
 Riboflavin (mg)1.13, 0.540.84, 0.510.28p = 0.03
 Magnesium (mg)116.77, 60.8291.06, 43.2825.71p = 0.03
 Vitamin B12 (μg)1.85 (1.30, 2.85)1.73 (0.85, 2.86)0.12p = 0.31
 Vitamin C (mg)24.81 (5.70, 69.88)34.35 (1.73, 62.83)−9.54p = 0.27
 Sodium (mg)536.91 (343.61, 818.53)441.37 (195.21, 792.86)95.54p = 0.07
 Vitamin B6 (mg)0.50 (0.29, 0.87)0.44 (0.22, 0.64)0.06p = 0.06
 Vitamin E (mg)3.23 (1.86, 5.72)2.17 (1.06, 4.10)1.06p = 0.03
 Folate equivalents (μg)225.44 (142.07, 345.49)186.37 (111.48, 266.09)39.07p = 0.24
 Zinc (mg)5.36 (3.12, 9.80)3.28 (2.65, 6.53)2.08p = 0.03
 Iodine (μg)52.28 (42.97, 89.83)50.62 (18.86, 105.95)1.66p = 0.20
 Thaimin (mg)0.87 (0.36, 1.34)0.64 (0.49, 1.08)0.23p = 0.18
 Niacin (mg)9.34 (4.76, 12.98)6.22 (5.21, 10.66)3.12p = 0.02
 Potassium (mg)1023.31 (567.60, 1504.58)826.52 (537.64, 1118.24)196.79p = 0.03
 Selenium (μg)37.63 (22.03, 50.76)32.50 (17.54, 40.89)5.13p = 0.03
 Vitamin A (μg)192.15 (118.43, 358.26)170.24 (51.16, 331.43)21.91p = 0.58
Food Groups
 Grain2.06 (1.47, 3.04)1.68 (1.13, 3.07)0.38p = 0.26
 Veg0.46 (0.04, 1.22)0.40 (0.03, 0.96)0.06p = 0.34
 Fruit0.53 (0.00, 2.02)0.03 (0.00, 1.00)0.50p = 0.12
 Meat0.89 (0.44, 1.62)0.70 (0.32, 1.11)0.19p = 0.07
 Dairy0.55 (0.28, 0.98)0.50 (0.24, 0.86)0.05p = 0.48
 Discretionary0.05 (0.00, 0.77)0.00 (0.00, 0.28)0.05p = 0.36