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Table 3 Results of dietary questionnaire

From: Maternal hair selenium levels as a possible long-term nutritional indicator of recurrent pregnancy loss

Food, drink and habits Recurrent miscarriage n = 20 Control n = 23 P
Alcohol (units/day) 0.7(1.7) 0.4(1.2) 0.957
Bread (slices/day) 3.2(2.0) 3.0(2.0) 0.757
Cereals (bowls/day) 0.6(0.7) 0.6(0.5) 0.528
Ceylon tea (cups/day) 1(2.1) 1.0(1.3) 0.921
Cheese (helping/week) 4.9(9.3) 0.4(0.6) 0.026
Chocolate (bars/week) 1.9(2.7) 0.5(0.7) 0.016
Coffee (cups/day) 1.8(2.4) 2(1.5) 0.73
Cream (helpings/week) 0.1(0.3) 0.04(0.2) 0.575
Fruit (pieces/week) 4.9(6.9) 1.5(1.1) 0.025
Liver/kidney (helping/week) 0.6(1.4) 0.1(0.2) 0.129
Nuts (grams/day) 10.4(29.3) 7.9(17.4) 0.728
Peas/beans(helpings/day) 0.9(1.9) 0.7(0.5) 0.627
Potato (helping/week) 4.6(4.9) 1.0(0.9) 0.001
Rooibos tea (cups/day) 0.7(1.0) 0.4(0.9) 0.317
Smoking (cigarettes/day) 5.2(7.3) 2.6(4.8) 0.550