Table 7

Description of mean adequacy ratio (MAR) and nutrient adequacy ratios (NAR) calculated from FFQ (Ethiopia, 2005)
mean ± SD % below recommended
nutrient intake compared to RDA
NAR* energy 0.81 ± 0.53
NAR protein 1.53 ± 0.82 11.2%
NAR calcium 0.66 ± 0.27 90.4%
NAR iron 10.94 ± 6.68 0.3%
NAR Phosphorous 2.44 ± 1.48 1.4%
NAR Retinol 0.03 ± 0.10 100%
NAR Thiamin 1.15 ± 0.96 73%
NAR Riboflavin 0.59 ± 0.27 92.4%
NAR Niacin 1.01 ± 1.43 86.2%
NAR Ascorbic acid 0.38 ± 0.32 95.5%
MAR** 0.74 ± 0.10

*: nutrient adequacy ratio, **: mean adequacy ratio, : recommended dietary allowances.

Amare et al.

Amare et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:752   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-752

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