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

Table 24 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A24 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 24. Fish and other seafood low 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 1-315150.1 (0.03)0.060.070.090.110.140.170.20
4-817010.2 (0.03)0.100.110.140.170.210.260.29
Males 9-1310610.2 (0.03)0.010.020.040.090.210.430.64
14-1814240.2 (0.05)0.010.020.050.110.240.480.71
19-3011000.3 (0.04)0.020.040.080.190.410.791.14
31-5014660.5 (0.06)0.040.070.150.330.701.301.82
51-7012520.5 (0.07)0.040.060.140.310.651.191.66
71+8320.3 (0.06)0.020.040.080.190.420.821.17
19+46500.5 (0.04)0.030.050.120.270.591.111.57
Females 9-1311120.1 (0.03)0.020.030.050.090.170.280.38
14-1813620.2 (0.04)0.040.050.090.160.280.450.59
19-3013250.3 (0.04)0.050.070.120.210.370.590.76
31-5015950.4 (0.04)0.070.100.170.310.520.811.02
51-7012840.4 (0.04)0.080.100.180.310.520.790.99
71+8600.4 (0.05)0.080.110.180.320.530.800.98
19+50640.4 (0.02)0.070.090.160.290.490.760.96
All Persons 1+178890.4 (0.02)0.040.060.110.220.440.791.09
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 A24.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.
Table A24. Fish and other seafood low 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 1-30.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.05)0.2 (0.07)
4-80.1 (0.05)0.1 (0.05)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.04)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.06)0.3 (0.09)
Males 9-130.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.07)0.6 (0.10)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.06)0.5 (0.12)0.7 (0.17)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.8 (0.09)1.1 (0.12)
31-500.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.7 (0.09)1.3 (0.13)1.8 (0.19)
51-700.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.09)1.2 (0.17)1.7 (0.25)
71+0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.07)0.8 (0.14)1.2 (0.22)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.05)1.1 (0.10)1.6 (0.15)
Females 9-130.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.3 (0.07)0.4 (0.10)
14-180.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.5 (0.08)0.6 (0.12)
19-300.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.04)0.4 (0.05)0.6 (0.07)0.8 (0.11)
31-500.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.04)0.5 (0.05)0.8 (0.10)1.0 (0.15)
51-700.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.05)0.5 (0.06)0.8 (0.10)1.0 (0.14)
71+0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.04)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.05)0.5 (0.07)0.8 (0.13)1.0 (0.17)
19+0.1 (0.03)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)0.8 (0.08)1.0 (0.12)
All 1+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.06)1.1 (0.10)
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 Low in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fish_lowomega.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed November 28, 2014.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014