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Table 4b. Mean Intake of Added Sugar & Mean Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Children & Adolescents, by Race/Ethnicity & Family Income, NHANES 2005–06

  All Persons Race/Ethnicity Family Income
Non-Hispanic Whites Non-Hispanic Blacks Mexican-Americans ≤ 130% Poverty 131-185% Poverty ≥ 186% Poverty
Sample Size 3553 980 1229 1062 1536 465 1401
Mean Intake of Added Sugar (kcal) 365 376 368 351 361 336 374
Ranka Food Groupb, c              
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 116.4 130.5 80.0 110.6 109.8 110.0 122.0
2 Fruit drinks 54.8 46.0 89.2 66.7 54.1 40.1 58.0
3 Grain-based desserts 39.8 38.9 44.5 40.4 41.2 41.5 38.1
4 Dairy desserts 29.0 31.4 26.4 20.4 26.5 24.2 31.8
5 Candy 24.9 23.7 34.7 21.4 25.8 21.0 25.3
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 23.6 24.5 26.1 19.2 27.7 26.8 20.2
7 Syrups/toppings 10.4 11.1 10.7 8.7 6.7 7.8 13.1
8 Tea 7.6 9.3 4.8 5.0 8.2 11.5 6.7
9 Yeast breads 7.0 7.6 6.4 5.2 7.0 6.0 7.1
10 Whole milk 6.3 5.2 4.7 10.2 8.2 7.2 5.1
a: Rank for all persons 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 all persons 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 all persons in descending order: yeast breads, whole milk, sugars/honey, reduced fat milk, yogurt, jams and jelly.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013