# Usual Intake of Starchy Vegetables, Including Potatoes

Table 12 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A12 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Age(years) N1 Cup Equivalents4 Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 937 0.3 (0.02) 0.10 0.13 0.19 0.28 0.39 0.53 0.62 1701 0.4 (0.02) 0.13 0.17 0.24 0.34 0.48 0.62 0.73 1061 0.4 (0.03) 0.18 0.22 0.30 0.41 0.53 0.66 0.75 1424 0.5 (0.04) 0.22 0.27 0.37 0.50 0.64 0.79 0.89 1100 0.5 (0.03) 0.23 0.28 0.38 0.51 0.66 0.82 0.92 1466 0.6 (0.02) 0.26 0.31 0.41 0.55 0.70 0.86 0.96 1252 0.6 (0.03) 0.26 0.32 0.42 0.56 0.72 0.88 0.99 832 0.5 (0.02) 0.23 0.28 0.37 0.50 0.63 0.78 0.87 4650 0.6 (0.02) 0.25 0.30 0.40 0.54 0.69 0.85 0.95 1112 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.28 0.39 0.51 0.64 0.73 1362 0.4 (0.02) 0.15 0.18 0.25 0.36 0.48 0.61 0.70 1324 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.29 0.40 0.53 0.67 0.76 1595 0.4 (0.01) 0.15 0.19 0.27 0.38 0.51 0.64 0.74 1284 0.4 (0.02) 0.15 0.19 0.26 0.37 0.50 0.63 0.72 860 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.29 0.40 0.53 0.67 0.76 5063 0.4 (0.01) 0.16 0.20 0.27 0.38 0.51 0.65 0.74 17310 0.5 (0.01) 0.17 0.22 0.31 0.43 0.59 0.75 0.85
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 A12.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables.
Age(years) Cup Equivalents2 N 5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 937 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.05) 0.6 (0.06) 1701 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05) 0.7 (0.07) 1061 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 0.8 (0.06) 1424 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1100 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 0.9 (0.06) 1466 0.3 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 0.9 (0.04) 1.0 (0.05) 1252 0.3 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 0.9 (0.04) 1.0 (0.05) 832 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 0.9 (0.05) 4650 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03) 1.0 (0.05) 1112 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 1362 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1324 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 1595 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1284 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 860 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 5063 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 17310 0.2 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.4 (0.01) 0.6 (0.01) 0.7 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables.

Note: The analysis of starchy vegetables, including potatoes was conducted using NHANES data from 17,310 persons 2 years of age and older. Intakes reported on the recalls were translated into quantities from the food group of interest using the MyPyramid Equivalents Database versions 1.0 and 2.0.

## Suggested Citation

Usual Intake of Starchy Vegetables, Including Potatoes. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/starchy_pots.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed September 2, 2014.