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Table 5 Serum Zn and Se concentrations in HIV infected individuals based on severity of malnutrition*

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

Group Zn (mcg/dL) Se (mcg/L)
Mild malnutrition 66.4 ± 10.7 85.9 ± 12.4
Moderate malnutrition 40.2 ± 11.0 58.3 ± 10.3
Severe malnutrition 33.3 ± 9.6 50.4 ± 13.2
Normal 77.2 ± 16.2 89.5 ± 11.6
P value 0.03 0.04
  1. * Severity of malnutrition was determined based on individual's BMI. BMI (normal range 18.5–27 kg/m2 based on age) of less than 16, 16–16.9 and 17–18.4 kg/m2 were considered as severe, moderate and mild malnutrition respectively.