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Table 2 Iron nutritional status in group 2

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 38 23.89 ± 16.59 38.73 ± 15.15 14.75 ± 7.51 2.47 (2.20,2.86) 0.3 (0.1,0.5) 0.63 ± 0.21
21 38 21.71 ± 16.61 33.46 ± 11.3 11.79 ± 6.12 2.09 (1.91,2.46) 0.2 (0.1,0.6) 0.67 ± 0.21
39 35 17.77 ± 12.15 34.37 ± 11.95 11.62 ± 5.27 2.13 (1.79,2.48) 0.3 (0.1,0.7) 0.61 ± 0.19
130 33 17.97 ± 13.21 36.43 ± 12.3 12.22 ± 5.25 2.30 (2.00,2.63) 0.2 (0.1,0.2) 0.56 ± 0.15
253 30 18.70 ± 20.14 34.13 ± 9.82 9.92 ± 5.84 2.06 (1.76,2.55) 0.25 (0.1,0.4) 0.63 ± 0.22
376 32 30.93 ± 22.13 24.42 ± 7.26 8.74 ± 5.31 1.58 (1.44,1.83) 0.2 (0.1,0.3) 0.78 ± 0.24
499 33 28.80 ± 29.68 30.65 ± 10.44 8.46 ± 4.81 1.88 (1.45,2.27) 0.2 (0.1,0.4) 0.65 ± 0.20
630 31 25.00 ± 23.35 42.68 ± 16.81 11.76 ± 7.39 2.47 (2.19,3.37) 0.2 (0.1,0.4) 0.66 ± 0.22
810 27 20.38 ± 16.46 58.61 ± 32.39 11.94 ± 8.07 2.98 (2.61,3.78) 0.2 (0.1,0.4) 0.55 ± 0.09
  1. SF serum ferritin, UIBC unsaturated iron-binding capacity, SI serum iron, TRF transferrin, CRP C-reactive protein, α-AGP α- acid glycoprotein