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Table 1 Nutrient supplies in rural households

From: Dietary mineral supplies in Malawi: spatial and socioeconomic assessment

Expenditure quintile n Median dietary supply
   Energy Ca Cu Fe I Mg Se Zn PA PA:Zn
   kcal mg μg mg μg mg Molar ratio
   AME−1 d−1
1 1783 1479 307 0.98 11.5 5.5 303 12.6 6.1 1976 35.2
2 2038 1976 510 1.40 16.0 9.3 397 18.6 7.9 2401 32.3
3 2103 2423 636 1.78 19.5 12.1 464 22.5 9.3 2680 30.7
4 2140 2870 830 2.23 23.6 16.8 548 28.8 11.5 2951 28.2
5 1880 3828 1304 3.28 30.8 26.9 741 43.3 16.1 3846 24.8
ALL 9944 2384 649 1.80 19.5 12.6 469 23.5 9.6 2764 30.2
  1. Median energy, calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), iodine (I), magnesium (Mg), selenium (Se), zinc (Zn) and phytic acid (PA) supplies per Adult Male Equivalent (AME) in rural households by household expenditure quintile (1 = poorest, 5 = highest). ‘n’ is the number of households. Iodine supply excludes salt