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Table 2b. Mean Intake of Energy and Mean Contribution (kcal) 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 155 149 82 157 144 171 157 133 163 166 162
2 Soda/energy/sports drinks 154 146 22 45 119 299 157 249 167 107 38
3 Yeast breads 152 126 67 114 105 178 161 127 159 189 163
4 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 145 135 63 101 145 181 148 184 167 115 82
5 Pizza 135 173 55 119 158 274 122 191 147 63 23
6 Alcoholic beverages 123 8 - - - 26 162 183 198 126 65
7 Mexican mixed dishes 102 65 30 40 79 86 115 194 132 59 15
8 Beef and beef mixed dishes 79 48 25 15 42 91 89 109 100 64 71
9 Pasta and pasta dishes 79 84 77 91 91 74 77 104 74 62 66
10 Burgers 71 73 10 31 62 140 71 91 82 53 31
11 Dairy desserts 68 87 38 98 100 83 62 45 64 68 74
12 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 66 56 57 48 62 57 69 64 74 76 44
13 Potato/corn/other chips 63 72 36 74 68 87 60 65 71 51 27
14 Fried white potatoes 60 56 41 42 48 81 62 79 71 47 27
15 Reduced fat milk 58 94 84 110 96 81 46 49 47 40 51
16 Ready-to-eat cereals 56 76 58 92 69 77 49 49 46 48 68
17 Regular cheese 55 47 37 27 46 67 58 68 62 50 38
18 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 51 31 19 39 29 30 59 36 57 79 59
19 Candy 50 59 38 58 64 62 47 47 50 49 27
20 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 47 33 17 23 26 53 51 41 57 50 54
21 Rice and rice mixed dishes 43 24 18 22 24 26 49 61 60 34 21
22 Fruit drinks 41 61 46 53 62 71 35 53 37 22 15
23 Whole milk 40 69 120 83 46 61 30 25 34 26 35
26 Other white potatoes 29 15 10 8 19 19 34 27 28 46 39
27 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 28 11 9 4 11 16 33 32 32 35 39
30 Soups 25 18 13 18 20 18 28 24 20 34 48
31 Crackers 24 29 36 41 27 18 22 25 22 21 25
33 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 21 28 21 20 45 23 19 20 16 23 18
34 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 20 33 81 47 16 20 16 21 13 16 14
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