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Table 5 Comparison of the serum folate & vitamin B12 with references for various populations

From: Iron, folate and vitamin B12 status of Ethiopian professional runners

Region N Median & (Q1, Q3) Folate in ng/ml 2.5th–97.5th percentile Region N Median and (Q1, Q3) vitamin B12 in pg/ml 2.5th–97.5th percentile
Europe 290 9.57 4.6–18.7 Europe 291 357 191–663
Australia 345 10.6 5.3–19.3 USA 178 463 211–946
Ethiopian athletes 101 7.74 (6.3–10.2) 4.2–16.8 Ethiopian athletes 101 516 (431–671) 234–1206
Male athletes 57 7.7 (6.2–10.1) 3.5–17.5 Male athletes 57 520 (434–678) 232–1534
Female athletes 44 7.8 (6.3–10.4) 4.4–17.1 Female athletes 44 508 (398–644) 215–1115
  1. Elecys, 2010 immunoassay analyzer. For the determination of folate and vitamin B12 [29, 30]