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Usual Energy Intake from Carbohydrates

Percentage of usual energy intake from carbohydrates1: Mean (standard error) and percentiles2 of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
NMean (SE)Percentiles
5%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Males and Females 1-3151554.46 (0.38)45.8147.5650.6154.2258.0461.6563.91
4-8170155.40 (0.37)47.1948.8651.7755.1858.8262.2064.35
Males 9-13106154.47 (0.34)41.5844.1648.6353.9659.6965.4569.09
14-18142453.40 (0.39)41.5043.8548.0252.9558.3463.5266.71
19-30110049.88 (0.61)38.5640.8844.8849.5054.4959.2562.54
31-50146648.25 (0.44)37.2039.4543.3147.8752.7857.5660.63
51-70125246.88 (0.38)35.3437.6941.7346.4551.5756.6359.80
71+83249.96 (0.48)37.3139.8344.2149.4555.1560.7064.28
19+465048.42 (0.28)36.8939.2443.2848.0353.1558.1061.31
Females 9-13111254.60 (0.48)43.5945.7949.6554.2759.1163.8166.82
14-18136254.22 (0.61)43.2045.4749.3253.8858.7163.4366.42
19-30132552.71 (0.44)42.1644.2948.0052.3957.0661.5964.39
31-50159549.79 (0.51)39.2541.4545.2149.5054.1058.5261.25
51-70128449.64 (0.39)38.7240.9844.8149.3054.1158.7561.58
71+86052.42 (0.41)40.5743.0247.2152.0957.2062.2365.46
19+506450.73 (0.30)39.7142.0045.8950.4055.2359.8762.81
All Persons 1+1788950.90 (0.20)38.9641.4645.7650.7055.7860.5363.54
1: Percent of usual energy intake from carbohydrates = 100 × {usual intake of carbohydrates (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}
2: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in the table below.
Percentage of usual energy intake from carbohydrates3: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
Percentiles
5%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Males and Females 1-345.81 (0.77)47.56 (0.67)50.61 (0.52)54.22 (0.38)58.04 (0.46)61.65 (0.70)63.91 (0.89)
4-847.19 (0.81)48.86 (0.72)51.77 (0.56)55.18 (0.40)58.82 (0.37)62.20 (0.58)64.35 (0.76)
Males 9-1341.58 (0.60)44.16 (0.50)48.63 (0.37)53.96 (0.32)59.69 (0.49)65.45 (0.78)69.09 (1.03)
14-1841.50 (0.65)43.85 (0.59)48.02 (0.48)52.95 (0.38)58.34 (0.46)63.52 (0.70)66.71 (0.87)
19-3038.56 (0.84)40.88 (0.77)44.88 (0.69)49.50 (0.62)54.49 (0.63)59.25 (0.73)62.54 (0.90)
31-5037.20 (0.67)39.45 (0.62)43.31 (0.51)47.87 (0.43)52.78 (0.47)57.56 (0.65)60.63 (0.80)
51-7035.34 (0.63)37.69 (0.57)41.73 (0.46)46.45 (0.38)51.57 (0.42)56.63 (0.65)59.80 (0.81)
71+37.31 (0.66)39.83 (0.61)44.21 (0.52)49.45 (0.48)55.15 (0.58)60.70 (0.82)64.28 (1.03)
19+36.89 (0.60)39.24 (0.53)43.28 (0.40)48.03 (0.28)53.15 (0.32)58.10 (0.52)61.31 (0.70)
Females 9-1343.59 (0.54)45.79 (0.49)49.65 (0.43)54.27 (0.45)59.11 (0.57)63.81 (0.77)66.82 (0.92)
14-1843.20 (0.69)45.47 (0.66)49.32 (0.59)53.88 (0.58)58.71 (0.66)63.43 (0.80)66.42 (0.97)
19-3042.16 (0.58)44.29 (0.54)48.00 (0.49)52.39 (0.45)57.06 (0.46)61.59 (0.56)64.39 (0.70)
31-5039.25 (0.47)41.45 (0.44)45.21 (0.44)49.50 (0.48)54.10 (0.60)58.52 (0.78)61.25 (0.93)
51-7038.72 (0.51)40.98 (0.47)44.81 (0.40)49.30 (0.38)54.11 (0.43)58.75 (0.56)61.58 (0.68)
71+40.57 (0.57)43.02 (0.50)47.21 (0.41)52.09 (0.40)57.20 (0.48)62.23 (0.66)65.46 (0.81)
19+39.71 (0.41)42.00 (0.36)45.89 (0.30)50.40 (0.29)55.23 (0.36)59.87 (0.52)62.81 (0.65)
All Persons 1+38.96 (0.43)41.46 (0.35)45.76 (0.24)50.70 (0.19)55.78 (0.24)60.53 (0.33)63.54 (0.43)
3: Percent of usual energy intake from carbohydrates = 100 × {usual intake of carbohydrates (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}

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Usual Energy Intake from Carbohydrates. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/energy/t2.html. Updated October 17, 2014. Accessed July 6, 2015.

Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014