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Table 2 Dietary intakes of children with sickle cell disease, based on a single 24-h recall

From: Dietary intakes and nutritional status of children with sickle cell disease at the Princess Marie Louise Hospital, Accra – a survey

Nutrient Daily Mean intakea
n = 120
Proportion of children who met recommended valuesb
3 years
(n = 15)
4–8 years
(n = 90)
9–12 years (n = 15)
Energy (Kcal) 1347.9 ± 55.3 8 (53.3) 14 (15.6) 12 (80.0)
Protein (g/kg) 56.2 ± 3.5 15 (100.0) 87 (96.7) 13 (86.7)
Iron (mg) 11.3 ± 0.6 11 (73.3) 47 (52.2) 11 (73.3)
Zinc (mg) 4.3 ± 0.2 7 (46.7) 28 (31.1) 2 (13.3)
Calcium (mg) 167.7 ± 9.0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Magnesium (mg) 63.5 ± 2.8 0 (0.0) 2 (2.2) 0 (0.0)
Vitamin A (μg RE) 543.2 ± 53.6 9 (60.0) 41 (45.6) 4 (26.7)
Folate (μg) 116.1 ± 6.3 2 (13.3) 9 (10.0) 0 (0.0)
Vitamin B12 (μg) 1.1 ± 0.1 10 (66.7) 41 (45.6) 5 (33.3)
Vitamin C (mg) 74.7 ± 15.9 7 (46.7) 45 (50.0) 2 (13.3)
Vitamin E (mg) 1.1 ± 0.3 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. aData expressed as mean ± standard error of mean
  2. bIntakes based on a single 24-h dietary recall were compared to age-specific Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Values presented as number (%)