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Table 8b. Mean Intake of Added Sugars & Mean Contribution (tsp) 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 7.5 7.6 7.2 8.6 9.4 8.1 6.7
2 Grain-based desserts 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.8
3 Fruit drinks 2.2 1.7 4.4 3.4 2.6 1.8 2.1
4 Dairy desserts 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.5
5 Candy 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.2
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8
7 Sugars/honey 0.7 0.6 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.7
8 Tea 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.8
9 Yeast breads 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5
10 Syrups/toppings 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4
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