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Table 6b. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Mean Contribution (tsp) 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 9.6 8.5 10.1
2 Grain-based desserts 2.8 2.6 2.8
3 Fruit drinks 2.5 3.7 2.0
4 Dairy desserts 1.4 1.8 1.3
5 Candy 1.3 1.7 1.2
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 1.0 1.8 0.7
7 Sugars/honey 0.8 0.3 1.0
8 Tea 0.8 0.6 0.9
9 Yeast breads 0.5 0.5 0.5
10 Syrups/toppings 0.5 0.8 0.3
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