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Table 2 Dietary supplementation and biochemical markers of micronutrient intake of the group of children receiving supplements

From: A practical approach to vitamin and mineral supplementation in food allergic children

Description Patient numbers
Type of Supplement (some may have multiple supplements)  
Calcium 5
Calcium and vitamin D 4
Multivitamin (containing vitamin D) 15
Multivitamin and Mineral 8
Therapeutic iron 2
Other 5
Supplement initiated by:  
Dietitian/Physician 23
Dietitian and parent 6
Parent 3
Biochemical markers of micronutrient intake: (some children  
had multiple biochemical markers taken)  
Total available 7
Iron profile 7
Selected vitamins 2
Selected trace elements 3
Deficiencies:  
Iron 2
Zinc 1