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Table 2 Percentages by weight of fatty acid in maternal and cord blood erythrocytes

From: Determinants of polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations in erythrocytes of pregnant Japanese women from a birth cohort study: study protocol and baseline findings of an adjunct study of the Japan environment & Children’s study

Fatty acid Maternal blood (n = 1623) Cord blood (n = 1505)
14:0 0.4 (0.2–1.2) 0.4 (0.0–0.9)
15:0   0.1 (0.0–0.5) 0.1 (0.0–0.3)
16:0   24.7 (20.4–30.4) 27.0 (23.1–32.3)
16:1n-7   0.3 (0.0–1.0) 0.4 (0.0–1.9)
18:0   15.7 (12.5–25.2) 18.0 (14.7–34.6)
18:1n-7   1.1 (0.0–1.7) 1.6 (0.1–2.3)
18:1n-9   12.8 (9.0–18.3) 10.0 (6.4–17.6)
18:2n-6 LA 9.1 (4.2–14.0) 4.2 (2.6–9.6)
18:3n-3 ALA 0.2 (0.0–2.7) 0.0 (0.0–0.6)
20:3n-6   1.3 (0.7–2.5) 2.4 (1.2–4.2)
20:4n-6 ARA 11.6 (6.6–16.2) 15.5 (9.1–20.0)
20:5n-3 EPA 0.7 (0.1–4.1) 0.3 (0.0–2.5)
22:0   1.2 (0.0–9.8) 1.0 (0.0–3.3)
22:4n-6   2.0 (0.2–4.3) 2.9 (0.8–5.2)
22:5n-3   1.9 (0.9–3.5) 0.7 (0.3–1.9)
22:6n-3 DHA 7.4 (3.2–11.0) 6.8 (3.1–10.7)
24:0   3.3 (0.9–6.8) 3.8 (2.9–5.5)
24:1n-9   4.1 (0.9–6.2) 2.9 (0.7–7.0)
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