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Table 7b. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Mean Contribution (tsp) 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 5.4 6.0 5.3
2 Grain-based desserts 2.7 2.4 2.8
3 Fruit drinks 2.0 3.1 1.6
4 Dairy desserts 1.3 1.8 1.2
5 Candy 1.2 1.4 1.2
6 Sugars/honey 0.7 0.3 0.8
7 Tea 0.7 0.4 0.7
8 Ready-to-eat cereals 0.6 1.2 0.5
9 Yeast breads 0.4 0.4 0.3
10 Syrups/toppings 0.3 0.6 0.3
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: yeast breads, syrups/toppings, and meal replacements.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013