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Table 2a. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Percentage Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Male Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2003–04

  All Males, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 1766 205 378 487 696
Mean Intake of Solid Fats (kcal) 464 357 387 478 560
Ranka Food Groupb, c          
1 Pizza 12.1 3.3 9.4 11.5 16.2
2 Grain-based desserts 9.4 7.3 9.2 9.9 9.6
3 Whole milk 8.7 16.0 12.8 7.5 5.4
4 Regular cheese 7.9 9.9 7.4 8.8 7.1
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 7.1 12.6 6.9 6.4 6.6
6 Reduced fat milk 6.4 6.9 8.5 5.1 6.0
7 Fried white potatoes 5.5 4.6 5.5 3.7 7.2
8 Pasta and pasta dishes 5.0 4.3 5.5 6.1 3.8
9 Dairy desserts 4.8 2.8 5.6 5.7 4.0
10 Burgers 4.7 2.8 3.2 4.2 6.6
11 Mexican mixed dishes 4.2 2.0 2.4 6.2 4.2
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 2.9 1.7 2.6 2.5 3.6
13 Beef and beef mixed dishes 2.0 0.7 1.5 1.7 3.0
14 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 1.9 3.7 1.3 1.6 2.1
15 Crackers 1.5 3.0 2.2 1.4 0.7
17 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 1.4 1.4 2.3 1.5 0.8
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 solid fats for males 2-18 years old in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of solid fats for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of solid fats for males 2-18 years old in descending order: eggs and egg mixed dishes, crackers, butter, pancakes/waffles/French toast, yeast breads.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013