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Table 2b. Mean Intake of Dietary Fiber & Mean Contribution of Various Foods among US Male Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2005–06

  Males, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 1857 250 431 522 654
Mean Intake of Dietary Fiber (gm) 14 11 13 14 15
Ranka Food Groupb, c gm
1 Yeast breads 1.2 0.7 1.1 1.0 1.6
2 Pizza 1.0 0.3 0.7 0.9 1.6
3 Ready-to-eat cereals 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.8 0.9
4 Mexican mixed dishes 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.3 1.0
5 Pasta and pasta dishes 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.6
6 Fried white potatoes 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.9
7 Grain-based desserts 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.7
8 Potato/corn/other chips 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.8
9 Apples and pears 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4
10 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6
11 Beans 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4
12 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.3
13 Bananas 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.3
14 Dairy desserts 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4
15 Popcorn 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
16 Other white potatoes 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3
17 Burgers 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.4
18 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2
33 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1
a: Rank for males 2-18 years old 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 dietary fiber for males 2-18 years old in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of dietary fiber for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of dietary fiber for males 2-18 years old in descending order: popcorn, other white potatoes, burgers, pancakes/waffles/French toast, beef and beef mixed dishes, whole milk, carrots, other fruit and fruit salad, crackers, candy, condiments, citrus fruits, soups, reduced fat milk, rice and rice mixed dishes.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013