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Usual Intake of Fruit, Other Than Citrus, Melon, & Berries

Table 2 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A2 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 2. Fruit, other than citrus, melon, and berries: 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 1-315151.1 (0.04)0.210.320.580.971.482.042.43
4-817010.7 (0.04)0.090.140.310.601.001.461.79
Males 9-1310610.6 (0.04)0.030.060.160.390.771.281.66
14-1814240.5 (0.03)0.010.030.100.280.641.131.51
19-3011000.4 (0.05)0.010.020.080.250.581.061.45
31-5014660.6 (0.04)0.020.050.140.380.801.371.79
51-7012520.7 (0.03)0.040.070.200.480.961.562.01
71+8320.8 (0.03)0.080.150.330.671.171.792.22
19+46500.6 (0.03)0.020.050.140.390.831.401.84
Females 9-1311120.5 (0.03)0.040.070.170.400.741.161.45
14-1813620.5 (0.03)0.020.040.120.320.651.081.38
19-3013250.4 (0.03)0.020.040.110.280.591.011.30
31-5015950.5 (0.03)0.030.050.150.370.731.181.49
51-7012840.7 (0.03)0.050.090.220.500.921.421.76
71+8600.8 (0.04)0.080.150.330.641.071.571.92
19+50640.6 (0.02)0.030.060.170.410.801.261.60
All Persons 1+178890.6 (0.02)0.030.060.170.420.851.361.74
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 A2.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.
Table A2. Fruit, other than citrus, melon, and berries: 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 1-30.2 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.04)1.0 (0.04)1.5 (0.06)2.0 (0.10)2.4 (0.14)
4-80.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.04)1.0 (0.06)1.5 (0.08)1.8 (0.11)
Males 9-130.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.06)1.3 (0.09)1.7 (0.12)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.05)1.1 (0.07)1.5 (0.09)
19-300.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.04)0.6 (0.07)1.1 (0.10)1.4 (0.13)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.06)1.4 (0.09)1.8 (0.12)
51-700.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)1.0 (0.04)1.6 (0.07)2.0 (0.10)
71+0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.7 (0.03)1.2 (0.05)1.8 (0.09)2.2 (0.12)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.04)1.4 (0.06)1.8 (0.09)
Females 9-130.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.04)1.2 (0.06)1.5 (0.09)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.7 (0.05)1.1 (0.07)1.4 (0.09)
19-300.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.05)1.0 (0.07)1.3 (0.09)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.05)1.2 (0.07)1.5 (0.09)
51-700.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.5 (0.04)0.9 (0.05)1.4 (0.06)1.8 (0.08)
71+0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.6 (0.05)1.1 (0.05)1.6 (0.07)1.9 (0.10)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.04)1.3 (0.05)1.6 (0.07)
All 1+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.8 (0.03)1.4 (0.04)1.7 (0.06)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.

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Usual Intake of Fruit, Other Than Citrus, Melon, & Berries. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fruit.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed June 30, 2015.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014