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Usual Intake of Total Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Soy Products, Nuts, & Seeds

Table 31 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A31 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 31. Total meat, fish, poultry, eggs, soy products, nuts, and seeds: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
N1 Cooked Lean Ounce Equivalents4
Mean (SE)25%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Children 1-315152.5 (0.08)1.051.271.742.373.163.964.50
4-817013.5 (0.09)1.601.912.503.294.245.205.85
Males 9-1310615.0 (0.14)2.032.503.424.686.197.778.82
14-1814246.0 (0.20)2.673.244.325.757.459.1510.30
19-3011007.2 (0.19)3.364.025.276.888.7410.6511.87
31-5014667.8 (0.19)3.774.475.787.479.4111.3912.67
51-7012526.9 (0.17)3.233.865.066.658.4710.3311.57
71+8325.4 (0.13)2.292.803.785.106.698.339.42
19+46507.2 (0.12)3.293.955.236.908.8110.7712.05
Females 9-1311123.8 (0.14)1.651.992.693.644.775.946.73
14-1813624.0 (0.11)1.702.072.793.744.906.116.93
19-3013244.9 (0.13)2.292.733.584.696.017.368.25
31-5015954.9 (0.11)2.282.723.564.665.977.338.22
51-7012844.7 (0.16)2.192.623.454.535.817.168.05
71+8604.1 (0.11)1.782.162.883.865.036.237.05
19+50634.8 (0.08)2.182.613.444.545.847.198.08
All Persons 1+178885.4 (0.06)2.022.513.534.996.888.9510.33
1: Number of persons in sample.
2: Standard error of the mean (df=30).
3: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in Appendix Table A31.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish; 1 egg; 1/4 cup cooked dry beans or tofu; 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.
Table A31. Total meat, fish, poultry, eggs, soy products, nuts, and seeds: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
Cooked Lean Ounce Equivalents2
5% (SE)110% (SE)25% (SE)50% (SE)75% (SE)90% (SE)95% (SE)
Children 1-31.0 (0.17)1.3 (0.16)1.7 (0.14)2.4 (0.10)3.2 (0.09)4.0 (0.17)4.5 (0.23)
4-81.6 (0.17)1.9 (0.16)2.5 (0.11)3.3 (0.08)4.2 (0.15)5.2 (0.27)5.8 (0.37)
Males 9-132.0 (0.12)2.5 (0.12)3.4 (0.12)4.7 (0.14)6.2 (0.16)7.8 (0.22)8.8 (0.26)
14-182.7 (0.18)3.2 (0.18)4.3 (0.19)5.8 (0.20)7.5 (0.22)9.2 (0.27)10.3 (0.32)
19-303.4 (0.17)4.0 (0.17)5.3 (0.17)6.9 (0.19)8.7 (0.22)10.7 (0.29)11.9 (0.34)
31-503.8 (0.20)4.5 (0.19)5.8 (0.19)7.5 (0.19)9.4 (0.22)11.4 (0.29)12.7 (0.33)
51-703.2 (0.16)3.9 (0.16)5.1 (0.15)6.6 (0.17)8.5 (0.21)10.3 (0.27)11.6 (0.32)
71+2.3 (0.14)2.8 (0.14)3.8 (0.14)5.1 (0.14)6.7 (0.16)8.3 (0.20)9.4 (0.24)
19+3.3 (0.14)4.0 (0.13)5.2 (0.12)6.9 (0.12)8.8 (0.16)10.8 (0.22)12.0 (0.28)
Females 9-131.6 (0.16)2.0 (0.16)2.7 (0.15)3.6 (0.15)4.8 (0.16)5.9 (0.20)6.7 (0.24)
14-181.7 (0.12)2.1 (0.12)2.8 (0.11)3.7 (0.10)4.9 (0.14)6.1 (0.21)6.9 (0.27)
19-302.3 (0.16)2.7 (0.15)3.6 (0.14)4.7 (0.13)6.0 (0.16)7.4 (0.23)8.3 (0.30)
31-502.3 (0.14)2.7 (0.13)3.6 (0.12)4.7 (0.11)6.0 (0.15)7.3 (0.24)8.2 (0.29)
51-702.2 (0.21)2.6 (0.21)3.4 (0.20)4.5 (0.18)5.8 (0.16)7.2 (0.18)8.1 (0.21)
71+1.8 (0.12)2.2 (0.11)2.9 (0.11)3.9 (0.10)5.0 (0.14)6.2 (0.22)7.1 (0.28)
19+2.2 (0.14)2.6 (0.14)3.4 (0.12)4.5 (0.09)5.8 (0.10)7.2 (0.18)8.1 (0.24)
All 1+2.0 (0.09)2.5 (0.08)3.5 (0.07)5.0 (0.06)6.9 (0.09)9.0 (0.13)10.3 (0.17)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish; 1 egg; 1/4 cup cooked dry beans or tofu; 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

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Usual Intake of Total Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Soy Products, Nuts, & Seeds. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/allprotein.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed June 30, 2015.

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