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Table 2 Estimated dietary energy intake amongst Lebanese infants and young children, and percent contribution to estimated energy needs, by age

From: Food consumption patterns and nutrient intakes of infants and young children amidst the nutrition transition: the case of Lebanon

  Age group
0–5.9 months 6–11.9 months 12–23.9 months 24–47.9 months
  Mean ± SE
Energy intake (kcal) 608.0 ± 14.2 899.1 ± 28.2 1205.6 ± 33.0 1504.1 ± 27.0
EER 498.6 ± 15.1 730.5 ± 8.7 934.0 ± 10.7 1232.2 ± 9.2
% EER 132.8 ± 4.9 124.2 ± 3.8 132.1 ± 4.0 124.2 ± 2.4
  Energy inadequacy n (%)
% below EER 26 (25.2) 51 (34.5) 70 (31.5) 125 (31.8)
% above EER 77 (74.8) 97 (65.5) 152 (68.5) 268 (68.2)
  1. %EER = Energy Intake/EER × 100
  2. No significant differences in proportions of children below or above EER between age groups (p-value = 0.478)
  3. Abbreviations: EER Estimated energy requirement, SE standard error