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Table 2 Nutrient supplies in urban 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 57 1343 425 1.09 10.4 7.0 291 15.7 6.1 1951 32.2
2 135 1784 645 1.49 12.1 11.5 327 19.7 7.7 1772 29.0
3 228 2123 751 1.60 14.4 14.2 344 21.3 8.2 1814 25.4
4 442 2404 860 1.91 16.1 18.1 390 26.1 9.6 2049 23.5
5 1311 3325 1257 2.95 21.5 31.3 540 39.4 13.9 2416 18.4
ALL 2173 2830 1021 2.30 18.2 24.1 465 32.2 11.5 2261 20.4
  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 urban households by household expenditure quintile (1 = poorest, 5 = highest). ‘n’ is the number of households. Iodine supply excludes salt