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Table 7a. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Percentage Contribution of Various Foods Among US Females, by Age, NHANES 2005–06

  All Persons 2-18 years 19+ years
Sample Size 4236 1787 2449
Mean Intake of Added Sugars (tsp) 18 20 17
Ranka Food Groupb, c      
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 30.4 29.7 30.7
2 Grain-based desserts 14.9 11.9 16.0
3 Fruit drinks 11.0 15.3 9.4
4 Dairy desserts 7.4 8.9 6.8
5 Candy 6.9 7.1 6.9
6 Sugars/honey 3.6 1.5 4.4
7 Tea 3.6 1.8 4.3
8 Ready-to-eat cereals 3.6 5.8 2.8
9 Yeast breads 2.0 1.8 2.0
10 Syrups/toppings 1.9 2.7 1.6
a: Rank for all females 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 females 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 females in descending order: syrups/toppings, and meal replacements.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013