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Table 2 95% Reference Intervals of 11 Minerals in Different Sex

From: Determination of 11 minerals in children using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Element Total(n = 2217) Male(n = 1229) Female(n = 988) Z P
Median [P2.5,P97.5] Median [P2.5,P97.5] Median [P2.5,P97.5]
Ca 92.00 [80.40,104.00] 91.80 [80.30,104.00] 92.20 [81.10,104.00] −1.229 0.242
Fe 1.04 [0.40,2.05] 1.04 [0.41,2.07] 1.04 [0.40,1.98] − 0.029 0.977
Zn 783.00 [515.00,1090.00] 782.00 [512.00,1110.00] 784.00 [523.00,1087.10] −0.269 0.921
Mg 20.20 [16.30,24.30] 20.30 [16.30,24.40] 20.00 [15.97,24.10] −3.016 0.002
Cu 1020.00 [663.43,1520.00] 1034.00 [680.75,1541.00] 1010.00 [655.90,1510.00] −4.192 < 0.001
Mn 0.39 [0.00,1.34] 0.40 [0.00,1.40] 0.39 [0.00,1.20] −0.785 0.433
Se 78.70 [46.28,114.12] 78.70 [46.34,114.00] 78.80 [45.95,116.00] −0.063 0.661
Hg 0.28 [0.04,0.83] 0.27 [0.03,0.81] 0.29 [0.05,0.90] −2.043 0.041
Ni 0.92 [0.14,2.34] 0.94 [0.15,2.35] 0.90 [0.14,2.32] −0.372 0.710
Co 0.31 [0.07,0.73] 0.31 [0.06,0.74] 0.31 [0.07,0.70] −0.483 0.629
Li 1.17 [0.00,4.28] 1.19 [0.00,4.21] 1.15 [0.00,4.39] −0.548 0.583