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Usual Intake of Whole Grains

Table 18 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A18 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 18. Whole 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 1-315150.5 (0.02)0.070.110.200.370.610.911.13
4-817010.5 (0.03)0.070.110.220.410.681.021.25
Males 9-1310610.7 (0.05)0.030.060.180.480.971.612.08
14-1814240.5 (0.03)0.010.020.080.260.641.181.60
19-3011000.6 (0.06)0.020.030.110.340.811.451.94
31-5014660.7 (0.04)0.020.050.160.430.951.612.12
51-7012520.9 (0.05)0.050.100.270.651.251.992.53
71+8321.1 (0.06)0.110.190.440.901.562.332.90
19+46500.7 (0.03)0.030.060.180.501.061.772.29
Females 9-1311120.5 (0.03)0.030.060.140.340.661.071.37
14-1813620.5 (0.04)0.030.050.130.330.691.161.52
19-3013250.5 (0.04)0.030.050.140.350.701.181.53
31-5015950.6 (0.03)0.040.070.180.420.821.311.68
51-7012840.8 (0.03)0.080.140.300.611.051.591.97
71+8600.8 (0.04)0.090.150.330.641.101.632.00
19+50640.6 (0.02)0.040.080.210.470.891.411.78
All Persons 1+178890.6 (0.02)0.030.070.190.450.891.471.91
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 A18.
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 A18. Whole 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 1-30.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.6 (0.03)0.9 (0.06)1.1 (0.08)
4-80.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.03)0.7 (0.03)1.0 (0.06)1.2 (0.08)
Males 9-130.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.5 (0.05)1.0 (0.07)1.6 (0.10)2.1 (0.13)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.3 (0.02)0.6 (0.04)1.2 (0.08)1.6 (0.10)
19-300.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.05)0.8 (0.09)1.5 (0.14)1.9 (0.17)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.04)0.9 (0.06)1.6 (0.08)2.1 (0.10)
51-700.1 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.05)1.2 (0.07)2.0 (0.10)2.5 (0.13)
71+0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)0.9 (0.07)1.6 (0.08)2.3 (0.12)2.9 (0.14)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.5 (0.03)1.1 (0.04)1.8 (0.06)2.3 (0.08)
Females 9-130.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.7 (0.05)1.1 (0.08)1.4 (0.11)
14-180.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.7 (0.06)1.2 (0.09)1.5 (0.12)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.7 (0.06)1.2 (0.08)1.5 (0.11)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.05)1.3 (0.07)1.7 (0.10)
51-700.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.03)0.6 (0.03)1.1 (0.04)1.6 (0.08)2.0 (0.12)
71+0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.04)0.6 (0.04)1.1 (0.05)1.6 (0.09)2.0 (0.12)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.5 (0.03)0.9 (0.03)1.4 (0.06)1.8 (0.09)
All 1+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.4 (0.02)0.9 (0.03)1.5 (0.04)1.9 (0.06)
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 Whole Grains. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/grains_whl.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed April 24, 2014.

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