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Table 4b. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Mean Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Children & Adolescents, by Race/Ethnicity & 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 3553 980 1229 1062 1536 465 1401
Mean Intake of Solid Fats (kcal) 433 442 433 430 444 433 425
Ranka Food Groupb, c              
1 Pizza 49.7 57.2 49.5 35.7 44.2 59.4 51.8
2 Grain-based desserts 42.7 41.5 45.0 45.3 43.2 36.7 43.3
3 Whole milk 35.4 29.8 38.2 51.7 56.4 38.7 22.1
4 Regular cheese 34.4 39.2 26.3 30.7 31.4 45.5 33.6
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 29.1 26.7 43.9 28.5 37.3 23.5 25.5
6 Reduced fat milk 25.7 31.9 10.6 18.7 23.7 21.9 26.9
7 Fried white potatoes 25.0 25.9 26.7 22.8 23.3 36.4 23.4
8 Pasta and pasta dishes 23.2 24.0 26.1 12.2 17.5 26.3 26.7
9 Dairy desserts 22.1 24.7 17.9 17.0 19.3 16.0 25.4
10 Burgers 17.6 18.3 17.6 13.9 18.2 22.4 16.7
11 Mexican mixed dishes 16.5 12.5 7.9 42.2 18.7 11.6 15.5
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 13.2 10.7 25.1 9.5 14.2 12.3 12.5
13 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 8.5 7.2 9.0 15.7 9.7 4.1 8.4
14 Beef and beef mixed dishes 8.2 6.6 15.0 8.9 8.4 7.1 8.1
15 Crackers 7.7 9.1 6.2 4.0 5.8 7.8 8.5
17 Soups 6.3 5.2 6.1 11.1 7.6 4.2 6.1
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 solid fats for all persons 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 all persons in descending order: beef and beef mixed dishes, crackers, butter, soups, pancakes/waffles/French toast, yeast breads, candy.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013