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Table 3 Carbohydrate, protein, fat, Zinc and Selenium content of naso-gastric feed

From: Adequacy of energy, zinc and selenium intakes among adult inpatients receiving total naso-gastric tube feeding admitted to a Copperbelt province Referral Hospital, in Ndola District, Zambia

Nutrient N = 14 Mean grams (g) per 100 ml Mean ± SD Cal per 100 ml Percentage of energy content Two way sample t-test
p-value
Carbohydrate 20.51 ± 8.25 82.0 ± 33.0 64.6 0.000*
Protein 7.34 ± 5.75 29.3 ± 23.0 23.1 0.000*
Fat 1.74 ± 1.20 15.6 ± 11.0 12.3 0.000*
Total energy content (Cal)   126.9 ± 67.0 100.0 0.000*
Zinc (mg) 0.13 ± 0.01    0.013*
Selenium (μg) 0.09 ± 0.02    0.001*
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05