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Table 2a. Mean Intake of Added Sugar & Percentage Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Male Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2003–04

  All Males, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 1766 205 378 487 696
Mean Intake of Added Sugar (kcal) 405 217 358 420 499
Ranka Food Groupb, c          
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 33.5 11.4 22.9 32.1 45.3
2 Fruit drinks 14.8 20.2 15.9 13.1 14.6
3 Grain-based desserts 10.1 11.3 10.1 10.6 9.5
4 Dairy desserts 7.2 5.2 10.5 7.7 4.9
5 Ready-to-eat cereals 6.9 7.0 9.4 7.2 5.0
6 Candy 6.6 7.8 7.3 7.6 5.0
7 Syrups/toppings 3.0 7.1 3.0 3.8 1.6
8 Tea 2.2 4.9 2.1 1.5 2.6
9 Yeast breads 2.0 1.6 1.6 2.4 2.0
10 Whole milk 1.9 4.1 2.5 2.2 0.8
11 Reduced fat milk 1.5 1.4 2.6 1.3 0.9
13 Jams and jelly 1.2 1.0 1.2 2.4 0.2
14 Yogurt 1.2 5.1 2.4 0.4 0.3
a: Rank for males 2-18 years old only. Columns for other age groups are ordered by this ranking. The top five food groups for each age group are bolded.
b: Specific foods contributing at least 2% of added sugar for males 2-18 years old in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of added sugar for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of added sugar for males 2-18 years old in descending order: whole milk, reduced fat milk, sugars/honey, jams and jelly, yogurt.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013