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Table 3 National prevalence of inadequate dietary calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), selenium (Se) or zinc (Zn) supplies at household level

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

Urban/
rural
Expenditure quintile Soil type n Ca Fe Se Zn
     %
ALL ALL ALL 12117 49 18 74 57
ALL 1 ALL 1840 83 45 92 88
2 2173 65 23 86 73
3 2331 54 14 81 64
4 2582 38 10 72 50
5 3191 22 7 51 28
Urban ALL 3 2173 30 18 66 49
1 57 72 58 93 84
2 135 50 39 90 75
3 228 45 30 87 76
4 442 36 19 78 62
5 1311 22 11 54 35
Rural ALL ALL 9944 52 18 75 59
1 1783 83 45 92 88
2 2038 66 22 86 73
3 2103 55 12 81 62
4 2140 39 8 70 48
5 1880 22 4 49 23
ALL 1 2047 51 16 55 49
2 6523 54 18 82 62
3 1374 48 21 75 56
1 1 493 82 37 79 81
2 450 62 16 67 57
3 385 51 8 55 44
4 379 28 5 37 30
5 340 18 4 25 16
1 2 1000 85 48 97 92
2 1297 69 22 93 79
3 1424 58 13 88 69
4 1467 43 9 80 54
5 1335 23 4 55 26
1 3 290 80 48 93 86
2 291 61 27 85 72
3 294 40 14 78 54
4 294 31 8 67 40
5 205 18 4 43 18
  1. Percentage of households with dietary supply less than sum of household member Estimated Average Requirements, by urban/rural location, expenditure quintile (1 = poorest, 5 = highest) and soil type (1 = calcareous; 2 = non-calcareous; 3 = undifferentiated)