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Table 4 Mean ± SD of serum Zn and Se concentrations and prevalence of deficiency in HIV infected and healthy individuals

From: Nutritional status and serum zinc and selenium levels in Iranian HIV infected individuals

Parameter HIV infected group Healthy group P value
Zn concentration (mcg/dl) 51.7 ± 14.2 82.9 ± 14.8 0.01
Se concentration (mcg/l) 66.4 ± 11.2 91.7 ± 11.9 0.02
Number of individuals with Zn deficiency (percent) 65 (65) 8(8) < 0.001
Number of individuals with Se deficiency (percent) 38 (38) 2 (2) < 0.001