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Usual Intake of Eggs

Table 28 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A28 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 28. Eggs: 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 1-315150.3 (0.03)0.070.100.140.230.350.530.67
4-817010.2 (0.03)0.050.070.110.170.270.410.52
Males 9-1310610.3 (0.03)0.020.040.080.170.350.630.90
14-1814240.4 (0.03)0.030.050.110.220.440.791.11
19-3011000.4 (0.04)0.040.060.130.260.510.911.25
31-5014660.6 (0.03)0.060.100.190.380.721.261.72
51-7012520.6 (0.05)0.070.100.200.390.751.281.75
71+8320.6 (0.04)0.070.100.200.390.751.281.75
19+46500.5 (0.02)0.060.090.170.350.681.191.64
Females 9-1311120.2 (0.03)0.030.050.080.160.300.490.65
14-1813620.2 (0.02)0.030.040.080.150.270.440.60
19-3013250.3 (0.02)0.050.070.120.220.400.640.84
31-5015950.3 (0.03)0.060.080.140.260.450.720.94
51-7012840.4 (0.03)0.080.110.190.330.560.881.14
71+8600.3 (0.03)0.060.080.150.260.450.710.92
19+50640.4 (0.02)0.060.080.150.270.470.740.97
All Persons 1+178890.4 (0.01)0.050.070.140.260.490.851.18
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 A28.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 egg.
Table A28. Eggs: 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 1-30.1 (0.04)0.1 (0.04)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.5 (0.10)0.7 (0.15)
4-80.1 (0.04)0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.04)0.4 (0.08)0.5 (0.12)
Males 9-130.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.07)0.9 (0.11)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.06)1.1 (0.10)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.05)0.9 (0.08)1.3 (0.11)
31-500.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.7 (0.04)1.3 (0.06)1.7 (0.09)
51-700.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.7 (0.07)1.3 (0.11)1.8 (0.16)
71+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.05)1.3 (0.11)1.7 (0.17)
19+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.04)1.2 (0.05)1.6 (0.09)
Females 9-130.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.06)0.7 (0.08)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.6 (0.08)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.6 (0.06)0.8 (0.10)
31-500.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.02)0.5 (0.04)0.7 (0.08)0.9 (0.12)
51-700.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.04)0.9 (0.08)1.1 (0.12)
71+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.3 (0.02)0.5 (0.03)0.7 (0.08)0.9 (0.12)
19+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.3 (0.01)0.5 (0.02)0.7 (0.06)1.0 (0.10)
All 1+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.3 (0.01)0.5 (0.02)0.9 (0.04)1.2 (0.07)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 egg.

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Usual Intake of Eggs. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/eggs.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed October 25, 2014.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014