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Table 2b. Mean Intake of Potassium, Mean Intake of Energy, and Mean Potassium Contribution (mg) 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 Potassium (mg) 2978 2414 2081 2200 2252 2858 3172 3004 3342 3179 2850
Mean Intake of Energy (kcal) 2543 2249 1519 1923 2158 2865 2645 2869 2838 2418 1969
Ranka Food Groupb,c                      
1 Reduced fat milk 174 277 243 315 281 252 139 151 137 127 155
2 Coffee 147 6 1 1 3 14 196 70 212 269 212
3 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 141 127 62 96 133 170 145 165 163 127 80
4 Beef and beef mixed dishes 114 69 35 23 55 131 130 155 148 88 114
5 Fried white potatoes 111 102 70 79 90 144 113 133 130 94 54
6 100% orange/grapefruit juice 109 77 48 65 57 116 120 124 107 130 138
7 Potato/corn/other chips 94 95 58 82 83 132 93 86 113 84 55
8 Pizza 92 113 36 79 106 175 85 131 104 44 20
9 Whole milk 92 157 274 188 104 138 70 60 80 59 82
10 Mexican mixed dishes 88 55 23 31 63 78 100 171 112 52 16
11 Other white potatoes 86 48 29 23 56 69 98 80 84 126 121
12 Alcoholic beverages 74 5 - - - 15 98 109 120 78 35
13 Yeast breads 72 55 31 51 46 73 78 60 71 99 84
14 Pasta and pasta dishes 70 78 78 78 89 68 68 89 67 57 54
15 Burgers 70 68 9 28 56 132 70 93 77 56 30
16 Dairy desserts 69 86 34 98 91 90 64 46 64 72 80
17 Skim milk 61 54 100 47 58 39 64 57 57 76 74
18 Bananas 59 46 88 58 28 37 64 20 51 102 108
19 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 58 34 21 45 30 32 67 43 65 89 64
20 Cold cuts 56 36 24 30 32 49 63 57 71 59 51
21 Soups 56 28 24 39 25 22 65 54 53 75 117
22 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 55 45 35 32 48 57 58 53 61 65 39
23 Tea 55 17 4 6 12 34 68 64 63 87 44
24 Grain-based desserts 53 49 27 53 49 54 54 42 57 57 58
25 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 53 85 210 120 43 49 41 59 35 36 41
26 Condiments 51 39 20 32 36 55 55 61 65 46 28
28 Ready-to-eat cereals 46 45 37 54 42 41 47 27 49 52 71
29 Pork and pork mixed dishes 46 26 16 24 21 36 53 41 57 63 35
30 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 45 14 16 5 12 23 56 49 56 57 64
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 potassium for all males in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of potassium for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of potassium for all males in descending order: cold cuts; soups; sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs; tea; grain-based desserts; 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit; condiments; beans; ready-to-eat cereals; pork and pork mixed dishes; other fish and fish mixed dishes; eggs and egg mixed dishes; rice and rice mixed dishes.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013