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Table 8a. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Percentage Contribution of Various Foods Among US Population, 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 8272 3458 2189 2020 2897 1066 3902
Mean Intake of Added Sugars (tsp) 21 21 22 22 23 20 20
Ranka Food Groupb, c              
1 Soda/energy/sports drinks 35.7 36.3 32.3 39.0 40.8 40.6 32.9
2 Grain-based desserts 12.9 13.4 11.6 11.5 10.6 13.2 13.6
3 Fruit drinks 10.5 8.2 19.4 15.4 11.2 9.2 10.5
4 Dairy desserts 6.6 7.0 6.0 4.6 5.5 6.1 7.2
5 Candy 6.1 6.1 6.4 4.9 6.4 5.9 6.0
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.3 3.9 4.0 3.8
7 Sugars/honey 3.5 3.0 4.6 4.4 4.0 3.4 3.2
8 Tea 3.5 3.9 2.5 1.6 2.9 1.9 4.0
9 Yeast breads 2.1 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.2
10 Syrups/toppings 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.9 2.1
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 sugars for all persons 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 persons in descending order: syrups/toppings.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013