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Usual Intake of Total Grains

Table 20 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A20 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 20. Total grains: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
N1 Ounce Equivalents4
Mean (SE)25%10%25%50%75%90%95%
Children 1-315154.3 (0.08)2.432.773.404.205.116.006.58
4-817016.7 (0.12)4.164.635.496.537.708.829.57
Males 9-1310618.4 (0.20)4.775.426.668.199.9211.5912.66
14-1814249.0 (0.28)5.185.917.198.7810.5512.2513.34
19-3011008.8 (0.21)5.085.787.098.6610.4112.1413.22
31-5014668.4 (0.17)4.745.426.668.199.8711.5412.58
51-7012527.1 (0.15)3.794.395.506.888.439.9710.95
71+8326.5 (0.11)3.413.965.006.297.789.2510.23
19+46508.0 (0.10)4.274.946.197.779.5111.2412.34
Females 9-1311126.9 (0.15)3.764.345.406.718.169.5710.44
14-1813626.6 (0.13)3.534.105.126.397.819.2110.11
19-3013246.8 (0.16)3.704.275.316.618.069.4610.36
31-5015956.0 (0.15)3.123.654.605.817.168.509.32
51-7012845.6 (0.11)2.853.364.295.446.758.048.88
71+8605.3 (0.12)2.633.113.995.126.387.628.44
19+50636.0 (0.09)3.053.584.565.807.208.589.48
All Persons 1+178886.9 (0.06)3.393.995.166.668.4010.1811.34
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 A20.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.
Table A20. Total grains: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
 Age
(years)
Ounce Equivalents2
5% (SE)110% (SE)25% (SE)50% (SE)75% (SE)90% (SE)95% (SE)
Children 1-32.4 (0.09)2.8 (0.09)3.4 (0.08)4.2 (0.08)5.1 (0.09)6.0 (0.12)6.6 (0.14)
4-84.2 (0.13)4.6 (0.13)5.5 (0.12)6.5 (0.12)7.7 (0.13)8.8 (0.16)9.6 (0.19)
Males 9-134.8 (0.23)5.4 (0.23)6.7 (0.22)8.2 (0.21)9.9 (0.21)11.6 (0.24)12.7 (0.27)
14-185.2 (0.26)5.9 (0.26)7.2 (0.26)8.8 (0.28)10.6 (0.32)12.2 (0.38)13.3 (0.42)
19-305.1 (0.23)5.8 (0.22)7.1 (0.21)8.7 (0.21)10.4 (0.24)12.1 (0.28)13.2 (0.32)
31-504.7 (0.14)5.4 (0.14)6.7 (0.13)8.2 (0.16)9.9 (0.21)11.5 (0.29)12.6 (0.35)
51-703.8 (0.19)4.4 (0.18)5.5 (0.17)6.9 (0.16)8.4 (0.16)10.0 (0.20)10.9 (0.23)
71+3.4 (0.14)4.0 (0.14)5.0 (0.12)6.3 (0.11)7.8 (0.13)9.3 (0.19)10.2 (0.23)
19+4.3 (0.14)4.9 (0.13)6.2 (0.11)7.8 (0.10)9.5 (0.13)11.2 (0.20)12.3 (0.25)
Females 9-133.8 (0.12)4.3 (0.12)5.4 (0.13)6.7 (0.15)8.2 (0.18)9.6 (0.22)10.4 (0.25)
14-183.5 (0.14)4.1 (0.14)5.1 (0.13)6.4 (0.14)7.8 (0.15)9.2 (0.16)10.1 (0.18)
19-303.7 (0.14)4.3 (0.14)5.3 (0.15)6.6 (0.16)8.1 (0.19)9.5 (0.22)10.4 (0.25)
31-503.1 (0.11)3.6 (0.12)4.6 (0.13)5.8 (0.15)7.2 (0.18)8.5 (0.23)9.3 (0.26)
51-702.8 (0.12)3.4 (0.12)4.3 (0.11)5.4 (0.11)6.8 (0.12)8.0 (0.13)8.9 (0.15)
71+2.6 (0.11)3.1 (0.12)4.0 (0.12)5.1 (0.13)6.4 (0.14)7.6 (0.16)8.4 (0.18)
19+3.0 (0.10)3.6 (0.09)4.6 (0.09)5.8 (0.09)7.2 (0.11)8.6 (0.14)9.5 (0.18)
All 1+3.4 (0.07)4.0 (0.07)5.2 (0.07)6.7 (0.07)8.4 (0.08)10.2 (0.12)11.3 (0.17)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.

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Usual Intake of Total Grains. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/grains_all.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed April 17, 2014.

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