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Table 8 Comparison between patient and control groups as regard combined zinc and vitamin D inadequate levels, combined zinc and TIBC inadequate levels, combined vitamin D and TIBC inadequate levels, inadequate all of them, and sufficient all of them

From: Role of vitamin D, serum zinc, and serum iron deficiency in community-acquired pneumonia in children

  Patient group Control group Chi-square test
No. % No. % X2 P value
Combined inadequate zinc and vit. D 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.000 1.000
Combined inadequate zinc and TIBC 2 6.5% 2 5.6% 0.024 0.877
Combined inadequate vit. D and TIBC 17 54.8% 4 11.1% 14.800 0.000
Inadequate zinc, vit. D, and TIBC 2 6.5% 1 2.8% 0.526 0.468
Inadequate one of them 10 32.3% 21 58.3% 4.555 0.033
Sufficient all of them 0 0.0% 8 22.2% 7.823 0.005