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Table 4 Micronutrient status of the infants at 7th and 15th month of birth

From: Low head circumference during early childhood and its predictors in a semi-urban settlement of Vellore, Southern India

Variable Category 7th month 15th month p-value
n Freq % n Freq %  
Haemoglobin (g%) (n = 228) Anaemia 228 117 51.3 227 128 56.1 0.20
Normal 111 48.7 99 44
α-1-acid glycoprotein (mg/dL) (n = 212) Elevated 212 76 35.8 225 94 42 0.33
Normal 136 64.2 131 58
Ferritin (ng/ml) (n = 225) Low 225 52 23.1 221 130 59 < 0.001
Normal 173 76.9 91 41
Retinol (μg/dL) (n = 204) Low 204 40 19.6 226 29 13 < 0.01
Normal 164 80.4 197 87
Transferrin receptor (mg/L) (n = 214) Low 214 80 37.4 225 80 36 0.91
Normal 134 62.6 145 64
Serum Zinc (μg/dL) (n = 217 Low 217 110 50.7 226 165 73 < 0.001
Normal 107 49.3 61 27
  1. data in bold represents p-value <0.05