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Table 2a. Mean Intake of Energy and Percentage Contribution of Various Foods Among US Males, by Age, NHANES 2005–06

  All Males Age Group (years)
2-18 2-3 4-8 9-13 14-18 19+ 19-30 31-50 51-70 71+
Sample Size 4146 1857 250 431 522 654 2289 549 758 614 368
Mean Intake of Energy (kcal) 2543 2249 1519 1923 2158 2865 2645 2869 2838 2418 1969
Ranka Food Groupb, c                      
1 Grain-based desserts 6.1 6.6 5.4 8.2 6.7 6.0 5.9 4.6 5.7 6.9 8.2
2 Soda/energy/sports drinks 6.1 6.5 1.5 2.3 5.5 10.4 5.9 8.7 5.9 4.4 1.9
3 Yeast breads 6.0 5.6 4.4 5.9 4.9 6.2 6.1 4.4 5.6 7.8 8.3
4 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 5.7 6.0 4.2 5.2 6.7 6.3 5.6 6.4 5.9 4.8 4.2
5 Pizza 5.3 7.7 3.6 6.2 7.3 9.6 4.6 6.7 5.2 2.6 1.2
6 Alcoholic beverages 4.8 0.4 - - - 0.9 6.1 6.4 7.0 5.2 3.3
7 Mexican mixed dishes 4.0 2.9 2.0 2.1 3.7 3.0 4.3 6.8 4.7 2.5 0.8
8 Beef and beef mixed dishes 3.1 2.1 1.7 0.8 1.9 3.2 3.4 3.8 3.5 2.6 3.6
9 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.1 3.7 5.1 4.7 4.2 2.6 2.9 3.6 2.6 2.6 3.3
10 Burgers 2.8 3.2 0.7 1.6 2.9 4.9 2.7 3.2 2.9 2.2 1.6
11 Dairy desserts 2.7 3.9 2.5 5.1 4.6 2.9 2.3 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.8
12 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 2.6 2.5 3.8 2.5 2.9 2.0 2.6 2.2 2.6 3.1 2.2
13 Potato/corn/other chips 2.5 3.2 2.4 3.8 3.2 3.1 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.1 1.4
14 Fried white potatoes 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.2 2.8 2.3 2.7 2.5 1.9 1.4
15 Reduced fat milk 2.3 4.2 5.5 5.7 4.5 2.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.6
16 Ready-to-eat cereals 2.2 3.4 3.8 4.8 3.2 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 2.0 3.5
17 Regular cheese 2.2 2.1 2.4 1.4 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.9
18 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 2.0 1.4 1.2 2.0 1.4 1.0 2.2 1.3 2.0 3.3 3.0
19 Candy 2.0 2.6 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.2 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.4
20 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 1.8 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.8 1.9 1.4 2.0 2.1 2.8
21 Rice and rice mixed dishes 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.4 1.1
22 Fruit drinks 1.6 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.5 1.3 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8
23 Whole milk 1.6 3.1 7.9 4.3 2.1 2.1 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.8
26 Other white potatoes 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.7 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.9 2.0
27 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 1.1 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.5 2.0
30 Soups 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.4 2.5
31 Crackers 0.9 1.3 2.4 2.1 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.2
33 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 0.8 1.3 1.4 1.1 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.9
34 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 0.8 1.5 5.3 2.4 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7
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 energy for all males in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of energy for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of energy for all males in descending order: eggs and egg mixed dishes, rice and rice mixed dishes, fruit drinks, whole milk, quickbreads, cold cuts, other white potatoes, other fish and fish mixed dishes, pork and pork mixed dishes, 100% orange/grapefruit juice, and soups.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013