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TABLE F-2 Mean and Percentiles for Intake of Iron (mg/day) from Food, Nova Scotia and Québec, Canada (1990)

Sex/Age Categorya

Number of Respondents

Mean

Percentile

5th

M 19–30 y

536

17.9

10.3

Standard error

 

0.4

M 31–50 y

724

16.9

9.0

Standard error

 

0.4

M 51–70 y

663

15.1

8.2

Standard error

 

0.4

M 71–74 y

149

15.1

9.1

Standard error

 

0.8

F 19–30 y

548

11.8

6.2

Standard error

 

0.2

F 31–50 y

826

11.7

7.2

Standard error

 

0.2

F 51–70 y

657

11

7.0

Standard error

 

0.3

F 71–74 y

148

11

6.3

Standard error

 

0.3

a M = male, F = female.

SOURCE: Nova Scotia Heart Health Program. 1993. Report of the Nova Scotia Nutrition Survey. Nova Scotia Department of Health, Health and Welfare Canada; Santé Québec. 1995. Les Québécoises et les Québécois Mangent-Ils Mieux? Rapport de l’Enquête Québécoise sur la Nutrition, 1990. Montréal: Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux, Gouvernement du Québec.



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