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Table 1 Iron nutritional status in group 1

From: Physiological requirements for iron in women of reproductive age assessed by the stable isotope tracer technique

day n SF (μg/L) UIBC (μmol/L) SI (μmol/L) TRF (g/L) CRP (mg/L) α-AGP (g/L)
0 23 18.23 ± 13.92 38.41 ± 11.31 10.49 ± 6.37 2.20 (1.92,2.54) 0.40 (0.2,1.1) 0.80 ± 0.22
19 10 14.33 ± 9.92 55.56 ± 14.69 11.56 ± 9.08 3.25 (2.94,3.51) 0.35 (0.2,0.4) 0.48 ± 0.12
36 15 24.43 ± 16.00 50.18 ± 14.63 15.71 ± 7.54 3.10 (2.84,3.39) 0.65 (0.2,1) 0.56 ± 0.15
125 14 17.50 ± 10.69 41.00 ± 18.01 11.81 ± 6.20 2.68 (1.61,3.15) 0.5 (0.3,0.9) 0.60 ± 0.13
248 16 22.44 ± 21.29 39.56 ± 15.87 9.92 ± 5.37 2.19 (1.81,2.84) 0.55 (0.25,1.3) 0.69 ± 0.16
386 14 27.86 ± 27.96 32.43 ± 15.55 9.02 ± 3.86 2.05 (1.81,2.51) 0.35 (0.2,1.5) 0.77 ± 0.17
503 11 25.73 ± 22.62 36.00 ± 12.88 7.59 ± 3.55 2.15 (1.75,2.55) 0.8 (0.2,2.5) 0.76 ± 0.23
629 11 26.36 ± 26.04 27.82 ± 11.84 10.54 ± 5.77 1.90 (1.56,2.41) 0.4 (0.2,1.9) 0.73 ± 0.20
739 12 21.42 ± 17.79 33.58 ± 12.11 10.65 ± 6.67 2.29 (2.04,2.63) 0.35 (0.15,0.75) 0.69 ± 0.19
880 9 28.00 ± 24.37 42.11 ± 14.84 9.33 ± 5.13 2.50 (2.14,3.03) 0.5 (0.4,1.9) 0.72 ± 0.27
  1. SF serum ferritin, UIBC unsaturated iron-binding capacity, SI serum iron, TRF transferrin, CRP C-reactive protein, α-AGP α- acid glycoprotein