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Usual Intake of Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, & Game

Table 21 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A21 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 21. Beef, pork, veal, lamb, and game: 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 1-315150.7 (0.04)0.170.230.370.580.871.201.44
4-817011.0 (0.06)0.290.380.580.871.251.691.99
Males 9-1310611.8 (0.11)0.710.911.271.732.252.783.13
14-1814242.3 (0.14)0.981.231.692.262.893.513.92
19-3011002.5 (0.12)0.981.261.772.393.063.734.16
31-5014662.8 (0.12)1.161.472.022.693.434.164.63
51-7012522.5 (0.09)0.981.261.782.423.123.814.25
71+8321.9 (0.11)0.660.861.281.822.423.033.41
19+46502.5 (0.07)1.001.271.812.473.193.914.36
Females 9-1311121.2 (0.08)0.550.680.911.201.541.872.08
14-1813621.3 (0.09)0.550.680.921.241.591.952.18
19-3013251.4 (0.11)0.620.761.041.391.802.202.45
31-5015951.5 (0.08)0.650.811.111.481.902.302.55
51-7012841.5 (0.07)0.650.791.061.411.802.182.42
71+8601.2 (0.08)0.480.590.831.131.471.802.01
19+50641.4 (0.06)0.610.761.041.401.802.202.45
All Persons 1+178891.8 (0.04)0.520.711.081.622.343.183.71
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 A21.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat.
Table A21. Beef, pork, veal, lamb, and game: 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 1-30.2 (0.06)0.2 (0.07)0.4 (0.07)0.6 (0.06)0.9 (0.05)1.2 (0.10)1.4 (0.17)
4-80.3 (0.07)0.4 (0.07)0.6 (0.07)0.9 (0.05)1.3 (0.09)1.7 (0.20)2.0 (0.28)
Males 9-130.7 (0.14)0.9 (0.15)1.3 (0.15)1.7 (0.13)2.2 (0.14)2.8 (0.21)3.1 (0.29)
14-181.0 (0.15)1.2 (0.16)1.7 (0.16)2.3 (0.15)2.9 (0.17)3.5 (0.26)3.9 (0.36)
19-301.0 (0.15)1.3 (0.15)1.8 (0.14)2.4 (0.13)3.1 (0.16)3.7 (0.27)4.2 (0.37)
31-501.2 (0.18)1.5 (0.17)2.0 (0.16)2.7 (0.14)3.4 (0.15)4.2 (0.27)4.6 (0.38)
51-701.0 (0.16)1.3 (0.15)1.8 (0.14)2.4 (0.11)3.1 (0.12)3.8 (0.23)4.3 (0.33)
71+0.7 (0.14)0.9 (0.14)1.3 (0.14)1.8 (0.13)2.4 (0.11)3.0 (0.17)3.4 (0.25)
19+1.0 (0.14)1.3 (0.14)1.8 (0.13)2.5 (0.09)3.2 (0.10)3.9 (0.22)4.4 (0.33)
Females 9-130.6 (0.08)0.7 (0.08)0.9 (0.08)1.2 (0.08)1.5 (0.10)1.9 (0.15)2.1 (0.19)
14-180.5 (0.09)0.7 (0.09)0.9 (0.09)1.2 (0.09)1.6 (0.11)1.9 (0.16)2.2 (0.21)
19-300.6 (0.11)0.8 (0.11)1.0 (0.11)1.4 (0.12)1.8 (0.13)2.2 (0.18)2.5 (0.22)
31-500.7 (0.10)0.8 (0.10)1.1 (0.10)1.5 (0.10)1.9 (0.09)2.3 (0.12)2.6 (0.17)
51-700.6 (0.08)0.8 (0.08)1.1 (0.08)1.4 (0.08)1.8 (0.09)2.2 (0.14)2.4 (0.19)
71+0.5 (0.08)0.6 (0.08)0.8 (0.08)1.1 (0.08)1.5 (0.09)1.8 (0.13)2.0 (0.17)
19+0.6 (0.09)0.8 (0.09)1.0 (0.08)1.4 (0.07)1.8 (0.07)2.2 (0.12)2.5 (0.17)
All 1+0.5 (0.06)0.7 (0.06)1.1 (0.06)1.6 (0.06)2.3 (0.08)3.2 (0.10)3.7 (0.19)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat.

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Usual Intake of Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, & Game. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/beef.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 5, 2015.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014