Recommended dietary allowances for Iron

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  • For Indians
Group Particulars RDA (mg/day)
Men Sedentary Work 28
Moderate Work
Heavy Work
Women

 

Sedentary Work 30
Moderate Work
Heavy Work
Pregnant Woman 38
Lactation
     0-6 months 30
     6-12 months
Infants 0-6 months
6-12 months
Children 1-3 years 12
4-6 years 18
7-9 years 26
Boys 10-12 years 34
Girls 10-12 years 19
Boys 13-15 years 41
Girls 13-15 years 28
Boys 16-18 years 50
Girls 16-18 years 30
  • For U.S. residents 
Group Age (y) Iron (mg/day)
Infants 0.5-0.5 6
0.5-1.0 10
Children 1-3 10
4-6 10
7-10 10
Males 11-14 12
15-18 12
19-24 10
25-50 10
51+ 10
Females 11-14 15
15-18 15
19-24 15
25-50 15
51+ 10
Pregnancy   30
Lactating 1st 6 months 15
2nd 6 months 15