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Usual Intake of Total Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese

Table 35 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A35 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 35. Total milk, yogurt, and 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 1-315152.5 (0.07)0.951.201.702.353.103.874.38
4-817012.3 (0.07)0.841.081.572.182.913.654.12
Males 9-1310612.6 (0.10)0.801.071.622.403.384.435.18
14-1814242.5 (0.10)0.741.001.552.323.294.345.04
19-3011002.2 (0.10)0.570.791.291.992.873.834.52
31-5014661.8 (0.06)0.450.631.031.632.403.283.87
51-7012521.5 (0.05)0.330.480.811.311.962.693.21
71+8321.6 (0.06)0.390.540.881.392.062.833.36
19+46501.8 (0.04)0.420.600.991.592.383.263.87
Females 9-1311122.1 (0.08)0.690.911.341.932.643.403.92
14-1813621.7 (0.07)0.460.651.021.542.182.873.34
19-3013251.5 (0.06)0.390.560.921.412.032.693.14
31-5015951.4 (0.04)0.340.500.831.291.872.502.92
51-7012841.2 (0.04)0.280.410.701.111.642.212.62
71+8601.2 (0.04)0.280.410.691.091.602.152.53
19+50641.4 (0.03)0.320.470.791.241.812.442.86
All Persons 1+178891.8 (0.03)0.410.590.981.562.333.193.79
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 A35.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk or yogurt; 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 A35. Total milk, yogurt, and 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 1-30.9 (0.08)1.2 (0.07)1.7 (0.06)2.3 (0.07)3.1 (0.11)3.9 (0.16)4.4 (0.21)
4-80.8 (0.06)1.1 (0.06)1.6 (0.05)2.2 (0.06)2.9 (0.10)3.6 (0.16)4.1 (0.21)
Males 9-130.8 (0.07)1.1 (0.07)1.6 (0.08)2.4 (0.09)3.4 (0.13)4.4 (0.19)5.2 (0.25)
14-180.7 (0.08)1.0 (0.08)1.6 (0.09)2.3 (0.09)3.3 (0.12)4.3 (0.18)5.0 (0.23)
19-300.6 (0.06)0.8 (0.06)1.3 (0.08)2.0 (0.10)2.9 (0.13)3.8 (0.20)4.5 (0.25)
31-500.4 (0.05)0.6 (0.06)1.0 (0.06)1.6 (0.06)2.4 (0.08)3.3 (0.13)3.9 (0.17)
51-700.3 (0.04)0.5 (0.04)0.8 (0.04)1.3 (0.05)2.0 (0.08)2.7 (0.12)3.2 (0.16)
71+0.4 (0.04)0.5 (0.05)0.9 (0.05)1.4 (0.06)2.1 (0.09)2.8 (0.13)3.4 (0.17)
19+0.4 (0.04)0.6 (0.04)1.0 (0.04)1.6 (0.04)2.4 (0.06)3.3 (0.12)3.9 (0.16)
Females 9-130.7 (0.05)0.9 (0.05)1.3 (0.06)1.9 (0.08)2.6 (0.11)3.4 (0.15)3.9 (0.18)
14-180.5 (0.05)0.7 (0.05)1.0 (0.06)1.5 (0.07)2.2 (0.08)2.9 (0.11)3.3 (0.13)
19-300.4 (0.04)0.6 (0.05)0.9 (0.05)1.4 (0.06)2.0 (0.08)2.7 (0.10)3.1 (0.13)
31-500.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)0.8 (0.03)1.3 (0.04)1.9 (0.06)2.5 (0.08)2.9 (0.11)
51-700.3 (0.03)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.03)1.1 (0.03)1.6 (0.05)2.2 (0.08)2.6 (0.10)
71+0.3 (0.03)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.04)1.1 (0.04)1.6 (0.05)2.1 (0.07)2.5 (0.08)
19+0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)0.8 (0.03)1.2 (0.03)1.8 (0.04)2.4 (0.07)2.9 (0.09)
All 1+0.4 (0.02)0.6 (0.02)1.0 (0.02)1.6 (0.03)2.3 (0.04)3.2 (0.06)3.8 (0.08)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk or yogurt; 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 Total Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/dairy.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed September 19, 2014.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014