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Table 6a. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Percentage Contribution of Various Foods Among US Males, by Age, NHANES 2005–06

  All Persons 2-18 years 19+ years
Sample Size 4036 1766 2270
Mean Intake of Added Sugars (tsp) 24 25 24
Ranka Food Groupb, c      
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 39.8 33.5 42.2
2 Grain-based desserts 11.4 10.1 11.9
3 Fruit drinks 10.2 14.8 8.5
4 Dairy desserts 5.9 7.2 5.5
5 Candy 5.4 6.6 5.0
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 4.0 6.9 2.9
7 Sugars/honey 3.4 1.3 4.1
8 Tea 3.3 2.2 3.8
9 Yeast breads 2.2 2.0 2.3
10 Syrups/toppings 1.9 3.0 1.4
a: Rank for all males 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 sugars for all males in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of added sugars for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of added sugars for all males in descending order: syrups/toppings and jams and jelly.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013