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Table 3b. Mean Intake of Added Sugar & Mean Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Female Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2003–04

  All Females, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 1787 219 403 514 651
Mean Intake of Added Sugar (kcal) 323 175 298 338 384
Ranka Food Groupb, c          
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 96.0 19.9 48.0 97.3 167.2
2 Fruit drinks 49.5 31.9 54.7 48.4 51.8
3 Grain-based desserts 38.6 19.9 37.2 49.7 35.3
4 Dairy desserts 28.7 18.8 30.9 34.6 24.1
5 Candy 23.0 16.4 19.8 27.0 24.4
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 18.8 17.7 20.4 17.9 18.4
7 Syrups/toppings 8.8 8.1 12.8 6.7 7.2
8 Tea 6.0 1.7 5.4 6.2 7.8
9 Yeast breads 5.9 4.0 5.9 6.5 5.9
10 Sugars/honey 4.9 2.1 4.5 2.1 9.0
11 Whole milk 4.9 3.3 9.2 4.7 1.4
12 Yogurt 3.9 4.4 7.7 1.2 2.6
13 Reduced fat milk 3.6 2.1 6.5 2.9 2.2
a: Rank for females 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 females 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 females 2-18 years old in descending order: tea, yeast breads, sugars/honey, whole milk, yogurt, reduce fat milk, jams and jelly, condiments.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013