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Table 6 Nutrient intake and Nutrient Adequacy Ratio (NAR) of the study population

From: Ante natal care (ANC) utilization, dietary practices and nutritional outcomes in pregnant and recently delivered women in urban slums of Delhi, India: an exploratory cross-sectional study

Nutrient Pregnant women(n = 178) Nutrient Adequacy Ratio Recently delivered women (n = 155) Nutrient Adequacy Ratio
  RDA (2010) Mean intake ± SD % adequacy Inadequate (<.66 of RDA) n(%) Fairly adequate (.66- < 1.00 of the RDA) n(%) Adequate (≥1) n(%) RDA(2010) Mean intake ± SD % adequacy Inadequate (<.66 of RDA) n(%) Fairly adequate (.66- < 1.00 of the RDA) n(%) Adequate (≥1) n(%)
Energy (kcal) 2250* 2021 ± 734 89.8 - - - 2500* 2277 ± 757 91.1 - - -
Protein (g) 82.2 53.3 ± 21.9 64.8 106 (59.6) 57 (32.0) 15 (8.4) 77.9 63.4 ± 20.9 81.4 44 (28.4) 79 (51.0) 32 (20.6)
Fat (g) atleast 20 E%** 71.6 ± 40.1 143.2 - - - atleast 20 E%** 79.1 ± 45.8 158.2 - - -
Iron (mg) 35 12.0 ± 5.8 34.3 170 (95.5) 8 (4.5) 0 25 14.0 ± 5.8 56 111 (71.6) 40 (25.8) 4 (2.6)
Calcium (mg) 1200 568.0 ± 370.2 47.3 145 (81.5) 26 (14.6) 7 (3.9) 1200 634 ± 441 52.8 109 (70.3) 33 (21.3) 13 (8.4)
Folic acid (total) (mcg) 500 115 ± 60.5 23 177 (99.4) 1 (.6) 0 300 144.0 ± 78.3 48 132 (85.2) 16 (10.3) 7 (1.6)
Vitamin A (mcg) 800 266 ± 211.2 33.3 160 (89.9) 15 (8.5) 3 (1.7) 950 330 ± 309 34.7 131 (84.5) 17 (11.0) 7 (4.5)
Vitamin C (mg) 60 44 ± 38 73.3 107 (60.1) 30 (16.9) 41 (23.0) 80 31.0 ± 30.0 38.8 135 (87.1) 12 (7.7) 8 (5.2)
Thiamin (mg) 1.2 1.1 ± 0.6 91.7 57 (32.0) 56 (31.5) 65 (36.5) 1.3 1.4 ± 0.6 107.7 25 (16.1) 58(37.4) 72 (46.5)
Riboflavin (mg) 1.4 0.8 ± 0.4 57.1 117 (65.7) 45 (25.3) 16 (9.0) 1.5 0.96 ± 0.5 64 85 (54.8) 46 (29.7) 24 (15.5)
Niacin (mg) 14 10 ± 5.4 71.4 94 (52.8) 54 (30.3) 30 (16.9) 16 11.0 ± 5.5 68.8 77 (49.7) 54 (34.8) 24 (15.5)
Zinc (mg) 12 5.5 ± 2.4 45.8 150 (84.3) 26 (14.6) 2 (1.1) 12 6.3 ± 2.50 52.5 123 (79.4) 28 (18.1) 4 (2.6)
Vitamin B12 (mg) 1.20 0.54 ± 0.68 45 140 (78.7) 19 (10.7) 19 (10.7) 1.5 1.50 ± 6.31 100 97 (62.6) 21 (13.5) 37 (23.9)
  1. *Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for Energy **% contribution of fat calories in the total energy intake Bold: Indicates that >50% of women had inadequate intake.