Micronutrient levels among aborigines in Pahang and Perak

Ismarulyusda Ishak, and Zaleha Md Isa, and Jamaludin Mohamed, and Khairul Osman, and Iskandar Zulkarnain Alias, and Khalid Abdul Kadir, and Osman Ali, (2005) Micronutrient levels among aborigines in Pahang and Perak. Jurnal Kesihatan Masyarakat, 11 (1). pp. 21-25. ISSN 1675-1663


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Micronutrients are essential component of human life. Only small amounts are required for normal growth. The objective of this study was to assess micronutrient status among aborigines living in Sg Siput (U), Perak and Kuala Lipis , Pahang. Our study showed that serum selenium, manganese, magnesium and zinc levels for aborigines were 0.517+0.243pmol/l (n=442), 0.221+0.016pg/l (n=457), 1.178+0.221 mmol/l (n=455) and 15.8472+1.348pmol/ (n=453) respectively. In general, serum selenium and manganese among aborigines were deficient compared to the levels of other population, whilst their serum magnesium and zinc were normal when compared to others population.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:micronutrient; serum levels; aborigines; Malaysia
Journal:Jurnal Kesihatan Masyarakat
ID Code:4453
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:23 Apr 2012 00:58
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