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Table 4 The iron physiological requirements of different data sources

From: Iron physiological requirements in Chinese adults assessed by the stable isotope labeling technique

gender data sourcea n mean body weight
(kg)
iron requirements (μg/d) iron requirements adjusted by weight (μg/kg.d)
mean ± std comparison of different data source mean ± std comparison of different data source
F P F P
female A 3 49.98 ± 3.59 877.11 ± 352.09 2.37 0.209 17.59 ± 7.13 0.594 0.594
B 1 48.28 993.4 20.58
C 3 59.28 ± 12.31 1362.34 ± 175.52 23.83 ± 6.9
male B 2 58.76 ± 0.14 846.65 ± 125.97 0.199 0.665 14.41 ± 2.11 0.018 0.896
C 10 69.1 ± 13.08 982.55 ± 412.39 13.97 ± 4.38
  1. aA: day 515 to day 767, B: day 605 to day 767, C: day 767 to day 1155