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Table 5 Number of patients (%) using supplements prior to, and at 12 and 24 months after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

From: Changes in obesity-related diseases and biochemical variables after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a two-year follow-up study

Variable Preoperative 12 months 24 months
no. with available data/total no: 115/117 107/117 96/117
No supplement 99 (86.1%) 16 (15.0%) 12 (12.5%)
Multivitamin 11 (9.6%) 79 (73.8%) 70 (72.9%)
Cobalamin 4 (3.5%) 26 (24.3%) 29 (30.2%)
Folic acid 5 (4.4%) 23 (21.5%) 18 (18.8%)
Calcium 2 (1.8%) 28 (26.2%) 35 (36.5%)
Iron 2 (1.8%) 3 (2.8%) 16 (16.7%)
  1. No = Number.