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Table 2 Dietary nutrient intake levels reported at baseline

From: Effect of fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on reduction of depressive symptoms among HIV-seropositive pregnant women: a randomized, double-blind controlled trial

Nutrient Estimated average requirements (EAR) Baseline nutrient intake levels (median (IQR)) and proportions of participants with less than EARa levels for pregnant women
Fish oil arm Soybean oil arm
Nutrient intake levels
(Median (IQR))
Proportion with below EAR levels
(n/arm total (%))
Nutrient intake levels
(Median (IQR))
Proportion with below EAR levels
(n/arm total (%))
Vitamin C (mg) 71 63.5 (15.0–121.6) 62/109 (56.9) 61.5 (15.1–191.2) 59/107 (55.1)
Vitamin B1 (mg) 1.2 0.8 (0.2–1.8) 73/109 (67.0) 0.7 (0.2–1.8) 67/107 (62.6)
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.6 0.7 (0.3–1.4) 85/109 (78.0) 0.7 (0.4–1.3) 86/107 (80.4)
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 2.6 0.5 (0–1.4) 97/109 (89.0) 0.4 (0–1.4) 94/107 (87.8)
Folate (mcg) 520 106.4 (46.2–302.7) 98/109 (89.9) 178 (23.7–360.0) 91/107 (85.0)
Iron (mg)b 22.0 1.8 (0.6–3.6) 109/109 (100) 2.3 (1.1–3.2) 107/107 (100)
Vitamin E (IU) 12.5 4.6 (2.5–8.6) 89/109 (81.6) 4.7 (2.0–9.6) 87/107 (81.3)
Calcium (mg) 833 411.0 (238.1–916.1) 78/109 (71.2) 448.8 (206.5–930.6) 79/107 (73.8)
  1. aEAR: Estimated Average Requirements were computed by dividing the recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) for pregnant women by the corresponding conversion factor for each nutrient
  2. bIron: Median dietary intake values for iron were computed at bioavailability levels of 15%