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Usual Intake of Fish & Other Seafood High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Table 25 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A25 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 25. Fish and other seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids: 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 1-315150.0 (0.00)0.000.000.010.010.010.020.03
4-817010.0 (0.00)0.000.000.010.010.010.020.03
Males 9-1310610.0 (0.03)0.000.000.010.020.050.100.15
14-1814240.0 (0.02)0.000.000.010.020.040.080.13
19-3011000.1 (0.05)0.010.010.020.050.110.240.37
31-5014660.1 (0.06)0.010.010.030.070.150.320.49
51-7012520.2 (0.08)0.010.020.040.090.210.430.65
71+8320.2 (0.09)0.010.020.040.090.200.410.62
19+46500.1 (0.05)0.010.010.030.070.160.340.52
Females 9-1311120.0 (0.02)0.000.000.000.010.030.080.14
14-1813620.0 (0.02)0.000.000.000.010.040.120.20
19-3013250.0 (0.02)0.000.000.000.010.030.080.14
31-5015950.1 (0.03)0.000.000.010.040.110.260.45
51-7012840.1 (0.04)0.000.010.010.040.130.320.54
71+8600.2 (0.09)0.000.010.020.070.210.510.84
19+50640.1 (0.03)0.000.000.010.030.100.260.46
All Persons 1+178890.1 (0.03)0.000.000.010.030.100.240.41
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 A25.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.
Table A25. Fish and other seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids: 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 1-30.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)
4-80.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)
Males 9-130.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.06)0.2 (0.12)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.05)0.1 (0.10)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.11)0.4 (0.22)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.05)0.3 (0.14)0.5 (0.28)
51-700.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.03)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.07)0.4 (0.20)0.6 (0.37)
71+0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.03)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.08)0.4 (0.21)0.6 (0.38)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.13)0.5 (0.27)
Females 9-130.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.04)0.1 (0.08)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.09)
19-300.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.07)
31-500.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.06)0.5 (0.13)
51-700.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.10)0.5 (0.20)
71+0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.07)0.5 (0.19)0.8 (0.38)
19+0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.3 (0.06)0.5 (0.13)
All 1+0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.06)0.4 (0.14)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

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Usual Intake of Fish & Other Seafood High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fish_highomega.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 6, 2015.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014