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Usual Intake of Total Fruit

Table 3 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A3 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 3. Total fruit: 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 1-315151.5 (0.05)0.380.550.901.402.022.713.18
4-817011.1 (0.05)0.180.300.580.991.532.122.53
Males 9-1310611.0 (0.06)0.080.160.380.791.392.122.64
14-1814241.0 (0.07)0.060.120.330.781.452.252.82
19-3011000.9 (0.08)0.040.090.270.671.312.092.67
31-5014661.1 (0.07)0.060.130.350.811.492.302.90
51-7012521.2 (0.05)0.100.190.450.951.652.483.08
71+8321.4 (0.05)0.200.340.671.221.962.833.45
19+46501.1 (0.05)0.070.140.380.851.542.362.95
Females 9-1311121.0 (0.05)0.090.170.380.771.321.992.45
14-1813620.8 (0.06)0.050.100.280.631.171.822.28
19-3013250.8 (0.05)0.050.100.270.621.151.812.27
31-5015950.9 (0.06)0.060.130.330.721.301.982.46
51-7012841.1 (0.04)0.110.200.470.931.592.342.86
71+8601.3 (0.06)0.190.320.641.161.842.633.18
19+50641.0 (0.04)0.070.140.370.801.412.132.65
All Persons 1+178891.1 (0.03)0.080.150.390.841.492.242.77
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 A3.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.
Table A3. Total fruit: 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 1-30.4 (0.05)0.5 (0.05)0.9 (0.05)1.4 (0.05)2.0 (0.07)2.7 (0.10)3.2 (0.13)
4-80.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.05)1.0 (0.06)1.5 (0.07)2.1 (0.09)2.5 (0.11)
Males 9-130.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.8 (0.06)1.4 (0.08)2.1 (0.12)2.6 (0.17)
14-180.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.8 (0.07)1.5 (0.10)2.2 (0.14)2.8 (0.18)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.05)0.7 (0.08)1.3 (0.12)2.1 (0.16)2.7 (0.21)
31-500.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.8 (0.07)1.5 (0.09)2.3 (0.14)2.9 (0.19)
51-700.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.5 (0.05)0.9 (0.06)1.6 (0.07)2.5 (0.11)3.1 (0.16)
71+0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.05)0.7 (0.05)1.2 (0.05)2.0 (0.07)2.8 (0.14)3.4 (0.21)
19+0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.06)1.5 (0.06)2.4 (0.10)3.0 (0.15)
Females 9-130.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.04)1.3 (0.07)2.0 (0.11)2.4 (0.15)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.06)1.2 (0.08)1.8 (0.11)2.3 (0.14)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.05)1.2 (0.07)1.8 (0.09)2.3 (0.11)
31-500.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.04)0.7 (0.06)1.3 (0.08)2.0 (0.11)2.5 (0.14)
51-700.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.5 (0.03)0.9 (0.04)1.6 (0.06)2.3 (0.09)2.9 (0.14)
71+0.2 (0.04)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.06)1.2 (0.06)1.8 (0.07)2.6 (0.10)3.2 (0.13)
19+0.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.05)1.4 (0.05)2.1 (0.07)2.6 (0.10)
All 1+0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.03)0.8 (0.04)1.5 (0.04)2.2 (0.06)2.8 (0.07)
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.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Total Fruit. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fruit_total.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 4, 2015.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014