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Table 3b. Mean Intake of Potassium, Mean Intake of Energy, and Mean Potassium Contribution (mg) of Various Foods Among US Females, by Age, NHANES 2005–06

  All Females Age Group (years)
2-18 2-3 4-8 9-13 14-18 19+ 19-30 31-50 51-70 71+
Sample Size 4403 1921 247 468 525 681 2482 761 779 610 332
Mean Intake of Potassium (mg) 2273 1993 1990 1938 2111 1937 2359 2194 2449 2426 2213
Mean Intake of Energy (kcal) 1790 1796 1419 1691 1903 1937 1788 1957 1884 1660 1487
Ranka Food Groupb,c                      
1 Reduced fat milk 134 229 288 232 268 168 105 112 97 94 147
2 Coffee 123 7 1 1 4 20 159 49 189 199 166
3 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 98 83 53 75 94 91 103 115 119 87 64
4 Beef and beef mixed dishes 75 49 22 40 57 61 83 79 83 89 73
5 Pasta and pasta dishes 73 89 98 79 107 78 68 61 74 82 31
6 Potato/corn/other chips 73 87 63 68 90 113 69 99 80 45 37
7 100% orange/grapefruit juice 71 75 56 55 91 86 70 88 54 64 97
8 Other white potatoes 64 41 37 40 33 50 71 63 66 67 114
9 Fried white potatoes 64 81 50 77 85 94 59 88 60 53 13
10 Whole milk 62 112 202 158 82 62 46 80 52 20 29
11 Dairy desserts 62 64 47 86 71 42 61 53 61 54 89
12 Soups 59 28 51 31 26 21 68 59 49 102 65
13 Tea 55 14 6 7 11 29 67 40 63 101 49
14 Skim milk 54 42 34 44 53 33 58 61 54 56 69
15 Yeast breads 52 45 32 35 53 52 54 52 47 60 68
16 Bananas 52 40 45 50 30 36 56 29 50 73 81
17 Mexican mixed dishes 49 54 20 41 65 69 48 83 54 31 4
18 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 47 93 263 97 66 54 33 38 41 26 19
19 Pizza 44 63 24 45 63 97 38 47 50 25 16
20 Grain-based desserts 40 41 17 38 52 43 40 41 40 37 45
21 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 39 16 12 24 16 8 46 18 52 56 52
22 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 38 24 28 17 32 24 42 24 51 47 36
23 Cold cuts 37 40 25 24 52 50 36 36 46 26 31
24 Ready-to-eat cereals 34 29 37 35 27 24 35 41 28 33 52
25 Beans 33 25 22 25 37 14 36 33 32 48 24
26 Burgers 33 33 18 21 33 51 33 46 35 27 20
31 Yogurt 28 21 49 25 14 13 30 27 26 39 24
33 Condiments 27 33 19 23 51 31 25 32 27 23 11
a: Rank for all females 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 females 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 females in descending order: pizza; grain-based desserts; other fish and fish mixed dishes; nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes; cold cuts; ready-to-eat cereals; beans; burgers; lettuce; eggs and egg mixed dishes; alcoholic beverages; tomatoes; yogurt; vegetable medleys and other vegetables; condiments; sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs; pork and pork mixed dishes.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013