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Usual Intake of Nuts & Seeds

Table 30 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A30 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 30. Nuts and seeds: 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 1-315150.2 (0.02)0.010.020.040.110.250.440.60
4-817010.3 (0.03)0.020.030.070.170.370.620.82
Males 9-1310610.5 (0.07)0.020.040.110.280.641.271.83
14-1814240.3 (0.05)0.010.020.060.150.380.791.19
19-3011000.5 (0.06)0.020.040.110.280.661.301.91
31-5014660.7 (0.06)0.030.060.150.380.871.672.37
51-7012520.8 (0.06)0.040.070.180.440.971.842.60
71+8320.6 (0.06)0.030.050.140.340.781.482.10
19+46500.7 (0.04)0.030.060.140.370.841.612.32
Females 9-1311120.3 (0.07)0.000.010.040.130.380.881.36
14-1813620.3 (0.04)0.000.010.030.110.360.861.38
19-3013250.4 (0.05)0.000.010.040.140.431.021.61
31-5015950.5 (0.05)0.010.020.060.210.601.342.05
51-7012840.6 (0.05)0.010.020.070.250.691.512.30
71+8600.5 (0.07)0.010.020.060.200.571.271.94
19+50640.5 (0.03)0.010.020.060.200.581.301.99
All Persons 1+178890.5 (0.02)0.010.020.080.240.611.281.94
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 A30.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.
Table A30. Nuts and seeds: 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 1-30.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.6 (0.08)
4-80.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.2 (0.04)0.4 (0.04)0.6 (0.06)0.8 (0.11)
Males 9-130.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.6 (0.09)1.3 (0.18)1.8 (0.27)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.06)0.8 (0.11)1.2 (0.17)
19-300.0 (0.01)0.0 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.06)0.7 (0.09)1.3 (0.14)1.9 (0.19)
31-500.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.9 (0.07)1.7 (0.16)2.4 (0.27)
51-700.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.2 (0.03)0.4 (0.05)1.0 (0.08)1.8 (0.16)2.6 (0.28)
71+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.3 (0.05)0.8 (0.09)1.5 (0.16)2.1 (0.24)
19+0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.1 (0.03)0.4 (0.04)0.8 (0.06)1.6 (0.11)2.3 (0.20)
Females 9-130.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.4 (0.08)0.9 (0.17)1.4 (0.26)
14-180.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.02)0.4 (0.05)0.9 (0.10)1.4 (0.16)
19-300.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.03)0.4 (0.06)1.0 (0.12)1.6 (0.18)
31-500.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.6 (0.06)1.3 (0.13)2.1 (0.21)
51-700.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.01)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.7 (0.07)1.5 (0.13)2.3 (0.20)
71+0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.03)0.6 (0.07)1.3 (0.16)1.9 (0.25)
19+0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.6 (0.04)1.3 (0.08)2.0 (0.14)
All 1+0.0 (0.00)0.0 (0.00)0.1 (0.01)0.2 (0.02)0.6 (0.03)1.3 (0.06)1.9 (0.11)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Nuts & Seeds. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/nuts.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 3, 2015.

Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014