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Table 5 Estimated daily micronutrient intake from commercial infant cereals

From: Use of commercial infant cereals as complementary food in infants and young children in Ghana

Micronutrient n 6–12 months % RNI 13–23 months % RNI All % RNI
Minerals (mean ± SD)
 Iron (mg) 384 6.44 ± 2.62 83.61 6.93 ± 2.68 114.43 6.76 ± 2.67 122.89
 Zinc (mg) 380 4.56 ± 1.68 111.12 4.92 ± 1.71 120.03 4.79 ± 1.70 116.84
 Calcium (mg) 384 368.48 ± 134.87 92.12 392.70 ± 141.80 78.54 384.12 ± 139.69 83.35
 Phosphorus (mg) 384 256.17 ± 96.80 na 272.47 ± 102.58 na 266.70 ± 100.74 na
 Iodine (μg) 350 65.40 ± 24.21 72.67 71.22 ± 24.71 79.13 69.11 ± 24.65 76.79
Vitamins (mean ± SD)
 Vitamin A (μg RAE) 380 320.89 ± 117.55 80.22 346.24 ± 120.17 86.56 337.17 ± 119.70 84.29
 Vitamin C (mg) 380 40.84 ± 14.96 136.14 44.02 ± 15.37 146.73 42.88 ± 15.28 142.94
 Vitamin B12 (μg) 380 0.80 ± 0.30 114.15 0.86 ± 0.32 95.35 0.84 ± 0.31 102.08
 Folic acid (μg) 380 32.61 ± 11.96 40.77 35.14 ± 12.30 23.43 34.24 ± 12.22 29.63
 Niacin mg 380 2.56 ± 1.01 63.96 2.77 ± 1.03 46.26 2.70 ± 1.03 52.60
  1. na RNI not available for this nutrient