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Usual Intake of Cheese

Table 33 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A33 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 33. Cheese: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
N1 Cup Equivalents4
Mean (SE)25%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Children 1-315150.4 (0.03)0.130.170.260.380.550.760.91
4-817010.5 (0.04)0.180.230.330.490.690.931.10
Males 9-1310610.8 (0.05)0.260.340.500.741.021.341.57
14-1814241.0 (0.06)0.330.430.630.901.231.591.85
19-3011001.1 (0.05)0.370.480.690.991.351.742.01
31-5014660.8 (0.03)0.260.340.510.751.061.401.62
51-7012520.5 (0.03)0.120.170.290.460.690.951.12
71+8320.4 (0.03)0.080.120.200.340.530.750.90
19+46500.8 (0.02)0.170.240.410.681.021.391.65
Females 9-1311120.6 (0.04)0.290.360.480.620.790.961.07
14-1813620.7 (0.04)0.290.360.490.660.841.021.14
19-3013250.7 (0.04)0.300.370.510.670.861.041.16
31-5015950.6 (0.03)0.230.300.420.570.740.911.02
51-7012840.4 (0.02)0.150.200.290.410.550.700.79
71+8600.3 (0.02)0.070.090.150.240.350.470.54
19+50640.5 (0.02)0.150.210.340.510.700.891.01
All Persons 1+178890.6 (0.02)0.170.230.370.570.831.141.38
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 A33.
4: 1 cup equivalent = the amount of cheese that contains the same amount of calcium (302 mg) as 1 cup of skim milk (generally 1.5 ounces natural cheese or 2 ounces processed cheese).
Table A33. Cheese: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
Cup Equivalents2
5% (SE)110% (SE)25% (SE)50% (SE)75% (SE)90% (SE)95% (SE)
Children 1-30.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.6 (0.04)0.8 (0.07)0.9 (0.09)
4-80.2 (0.03)0.2 (0.03)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.06)0.9 (0.09)1.1 (0.12)
Males 9-130.3 (0.03)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.05)1.0 (0.06)1.3 (0.07)1.6 (0.09)
14-180.3 (0.04)0.4 (0.04)0.6 (0.05)0.9 (0.06)1.2 (0.07)1.6 (0.07)1.9 (0.08)
19-300.4 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.04)1.0 (0.05)1.3 (0.07)1.7 (0.09)2.0 (0.11)
31-500.3 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)0.8 (0.03)1.1 (0.04)1.4 (0.06)1.6 (0.07)
51-700.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.02)0.5 (0.03)0.7 (0.04)0.9 (0.05)1.1 (0.06)
71+0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.05)0.9 (0.05)
19+0.2 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.7 (0.02)1.0 (0.03)1.4 (0.04)1.6 (0.06)
Females 9-130.3 (0.04)0.4 (0.04)0.5 (0.04)0.6 (0.04)0.8 (0.05)1.0 (0.07)1.1 (0.09)
14-180.3 (0.04)0.4 (0.04)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.04)0.8 (0.04)1.0 (0.06)1.1 (0.08)
19-300.3 (0.04)0.4 (0.04)0.5 (0.05)0.7 (0.04)0.9 (0.04)1.0 (0.05)1.2 (0.07)
31-500.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.4 (0.03)0.6 (0.03)0.7 (0.03)0.9 (0.04)1.0 (0.06)
51-700.2 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.6 (0.03)0.7 (0.03)0.8 (0.04)
71+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.5 (0.05)
19+0.2 (0.01)0.2 (0.01)0.3 (0.02)0.5 (0.02)0.7 (0.02)0.9 (0.03)1.0 (0.04)
All 1+0.2 (0.01)0.2 (0.01)0.4 (0.01)0.6 (0.02)0.8 (0.02)1.1 (0.03)1.4 (0.04)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = the amount of cheese that contains the same amount of calcium (302 mg) as 1 cup of skim milk (generally 1.5 ounces natural cheese or 2 ounces processed cheese).

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Usual Intake of Cheese. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/cheese.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 4, 2015.

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