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Table 2b. Mean Intake of Sodium, Mean Intake of Energy, and Mean Sodium 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 Sodium (mg) 4405 3471 2223 2840 3432 4479 4188 4524 4495 3849 3108
Mean Intake of Energy (kcal) 2543 2249 1519 1923 2158 2865 2645 2869 2838 2418 1969
Ranka Food Groupb,c                      
1 Pizza 297 376 119 261 348 590 270 419 327 140 57
2 Yeast breads 293 251 130 235 214 341 308 236 301 368 335
3 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 286 291 123 203 286 428 284 348 324 226 139
4 Cold cuts 187 129 81 113 113 174 207 184 241 190 167
5 Condiments 187 145 76 99 126 224 201 203 234 183 113
6 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 184 171 177 148 196 165 189 171 193 219 127
7 Mexican mixed dishes 182 120 58 75 156 147 203 350 236 99 22
8 Pasta and pasta dishes 169 197 188 208 211 179 159 235 156 113 129
9 Regular cheese 139 118 96 82 109 164 146 160 162 127 96
10 Beef and beef mixed dishes 134 85 59 30 95 132 151 213 161 96 121
11 Grain-based desserts 132 126 66 129 126 146 134 114 136 147 143
12 Soups 115 64 43 53 76 68 133 122 100 178 167
13 Burgers 110 118 17 53 107 219 107 136 132 70 43
14 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 108 78 36 43 68 131 118 104 133 112 106
15 Rice and rice mixed dishes 103 55 33 51 58 65 120 156 143 81 51
16 Pork and pork mixed dishes 80 52 31 47 38 75 90 85 92 97 68
17 Ready-to-eat cereals 79 111 93 128 99 114 68 70 61 65 103
18 Salad dressing 77 30 20 25 22 46 93 93 115 69 74
19 Potato/corn/other chips 70 88 48 100 86 95 63 70 77 51 28
20 Other white potatoes 65 28 16 15 41 31 77 56 56 122 87
22 Fried white potatoes 62 53 50 36 44 75 65 87 67 57 32
23 Soda/energy/sports drinks 59 57 9 17 51 112 59 88 62 47 14
24 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 53 21 22 11 20 31 64 62 72 52 74
25 Reduced fat milk 50 80 68 14 82 72 39 43 39 36 43
26 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 47 59 46 42 93 48 42 42 36 53 40
27 Crackers 44 52 62 74 50 32 41 48 38 39 44
34 Whole Milk 27 47 80 57 32 40 20 17 23 17 24
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 sodium for all males in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of sodium for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of sodium for all males in descending order: salad dressing, potato/corn/other chips, other white potatoes, quickbreads, fried white potatoes, soda/energy/sports drinks, other fish and fish mixed dishes, reduced fat milk, pancakes/waffles/French toast, crackers, and chili.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013