Recommended dietary allowances for Vitamin A

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  • For Indians
Group Particulars Retinol (μg/day) β Carotene (μg/day)
Men Sedentary Work 600 2400
Moderate Work
Heavy Work
Women  Sedentary Work 600 2400
Moderate Work
Heavy Work
Pregnant Woman 600 2400
Lactation
     0-6 months 950 3800
     6-12
     months
Infants 0-6 months 350 1400
6-12
months
Children 1-3 years 400 1600
4-6 years 400 1600
7-9 years 600 2400
Boys 10-12 years 600 2400
Girls 10-12 years 600 2400
Boys 13-15 years 600 2400
Girls 13-15 years 600 2400
Boys 16-18 years 600 2400
Girls 16-18 years 600 2400
  •  For U.S. residents 
Age (y) RDA (in μg RE*/day)
Infants
0.0-0.5 375
0.5-1.0 375
Children
1-3 400
4-6 500
7-10 700
Males
11-14 1000
15-18 1000
19-24 1000
25-50 1000
51+ 1000
Females
11-14 800
15-18 800
19-24 800
25-50 800
51+ 800
Pregnant 800
Lactating
      1st 6 months 1300
      2nd 6 months 1200

*Abbreviations       RE  =   Retinol Equivalents