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Table 4b. Mean Intake of Potassium, Mean Intake of Energy, and Mean Potassium Contribution (mg) of Various Foods Among US Population, by Race/Ethnicity and Family Income, NHANES 2005–06

  All Persons Race/Ethnicity Family Income
Non-Hispanic Whites Non-Hispanic Blacks Mexican-Americans ≤ 130% Poverty 131-185% Poverty ≥ 186% Poverty
Sample Size 8549 3351 2263 2245 2703 1023 4450
Mean Intake of Potassium (mg) 2617 2703 2256 2595 2486 2541 2669
Mean Intake of Energy (kcal) 2157 2198 2095 2109 2107 2070 2189
Ranka Food Groupb,c              
1 Reduced fat milk 154 166 92 177 148 153 156
2 Coffee 135 163 47 64 91 110 151
3 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 119 116 152 101 115 105 123
4 Beef and beef mixed dishes 94 92 79 108 108 92 89
5 100% orange/grapefruit juice 90 82 114 108 104 82 86
6 Fried white potatoes 87 85 102 73 75 78 92
7 Potato/corn/other chips 83 79 130 62 86 93 82
8 Whole milk 77 63 90 150 129 119 56
9 Other white potatoes 75 82 64 54 66 76 78
10 Pasta and pasta dishes 72 75 77 44 62 73 74
11 Mexican mixed dishes 68 60 31 188 81 76 63
12 Pizza 68 73 54 51 65 79 67
13 Dairy desserts 65 74 48 37 52 58 70
14 Yeast breads 62 67 51 40 51 62 65
15 Skim milk 58 75 8 25 40 44 64
16 Soups 57 52 20 113 69 51 53
17 Bananas 55 54 47 66 54 57 56
18 Tea 55 64 34 26 46 45 59
19 Burgers 51 52 57 41 49 39 54
20 Alcoholic beverages 50 59 30 31 35 36 58
21 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 50 43 75 60 64 73 44
22 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 48 55 28 32 34 35 55
24 Cold cuts 46 51 38 26 35 53 49
25 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 42 38 56 37 38 46 41
26 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 40 40 53 33 38 38 42
28 Beans 40 31 35 122 57 38 35
29 Condiments 39 39 30 58 36 34 41
30 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 36 33 36 52 39 43 34
31 Pork and pork mixed dishes 34 36 35 36 32 56 32
39 Fruit drinks 20 15 45 29 29 24 18
a: Rank for all persons 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 persons 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 persons in descending order: burgers; alcoholic beverages; 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit; nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes; grain-based desserts; cold cuts; other fish and fish mixed dishes; sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs; ready-to-eat cereals; beans; condiments; eggs and egg mixed dishes; pork and pork mixed dishes; tomatoes; lettuce; vegetable medleys and other vegetables; rice and rice mixed dishes.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013