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Table 6 The percentages of the studied children from Piła in the reference ranges for mineral intake according to gender

From: Gender differences and typical nutrition concerns of the diets of preschool children – the results of the first stage of an intervention study

Nutrient Girls
(n = 61)
Boys
(n = 61)
All children
(n = 122)
P
Percent Percent Percent  
Calcium
 Below EAR 88.5 82.0 85.2 NS
 Above UL 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
Phosphorus
 Below EAR 1.6 0.0 0.8 NS
 Above UL 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
Magnesium
 Below EAR 4.9 0.0 2.5 NS
Sodium
 Below AI 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
 Above UL 90.2 95.1 92.6 NS
Potassium
 Below AI 100.0 100.0 100.0 #
Iron
 Below EAR 4.9 0.0 2.5 NS
 Above UL 1.6 0.0 0.8 NS
Zinc
 Below EAR 8.2 4.9 6.6 NS
 Above UL 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
Copper
 Below EAR 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
 Above UL 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
Manganese
 Below AI 4.9 4.9 4.9 NS
 Above UL 11.5 13.1 12.3 NS
Iodine
 Below EAR 27.9 27.9 27.9 NS
 Above UL 0.0 0.0 0.0 #
  1. P significance, NS not significant (P > 0.05)
  2. # – P cannot be calculated when percentage is 0.0 or 100.0