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Table 2 Quantities of Animal Source Foods (ASF), total iron intake and contribution of ASF to total iron intakes in the past day

From: Risk of anaemia among women engaged in biomass-based fish smoking as their primary livelihood in the central region of Ghana: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variable aFSL women
(n = 175)
bOL women
(n = 155)
Mann-Whitney U cP-value
Fish and shell fishes (g) 90.8d 78.0 10,077.5 0.68
Livestock meat (g) 11.0 19.0 404.0 0.15
Milk and milk products (g) 30.0 32.0 376.0 0.67
Eggs (g) 124.4 100.0 172.0 0.15
Poultry (g) 78.0 78.0 110.5 0.88
Total iron intake from all sources (mg) 5.3 ± 5.2e 5.0 ± 4.2 0.57
Mean percent contribution of iron from ASF 49.5 ± 22.2 44.0 ± 23.9 0.030
  1. aFSL = Fish Smoking Livelihood bOL = Other Livelihood cP-value associated with Mann-Whitney U test or independent T-test, dMedian, eMean ± SD