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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.

Table 12. Starchy vegetables, including potatoes: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
Age
(years)
N1 Cup Equivalents4
Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Children 2-3 937 0.3 (0.02) 0.10 0.13 0.19 0.28 0.39 0.53 0.62
4-8 1701 0.4 (0.02) 0.13 0.17 0.24 0.34 0.48 0.62 0.73
Males 9-13 1061 0.4 (0.03) 0.18 0.22 0.30 0.41 0.53 0.66 0.75
14-18 1424 0.5 (0.04) 0.22 0.27 0.37 0.50 0.64 0.79 0.89
19-30 1100 0.5 (0.03) 0.23 0.28 0.38 0.51 0.66 0.82 0.92
31-50 1466 0.6 (0.02) 0.26 0.31 0.41 0.55 0.70 0.86 0.96
51-70 1252 0.6 (0.03) 0.26 0.32 0.42 0.56 0.72 0.88 0.99
71+ 832 0.5 (0.02) 0.23 0.28 0.37 0.50 0.63 0.78 0.87
19+ 4650 0.6 (0.02) 0.25 0.30 0.40 0.54 0.69 0.85 0.95
Females 9-13 1112 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.28 0.39 0.51 0.64 0.73
14-18 1362 0.4 (0.02) 0.15 0.18 0.25 0.36 0.48 0.61 0.70
19-30 1324 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.29 0.40 0.53 0.67 0.76
31-50 1595 0.4 (0.01) 0.15 0.19 0.27 0.38 0.51 0.64 0.74
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.02) 0.15 0.19 0.26 0.37 0.50 0.63 0.72
71+ 860 0.4 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.29 0.40 0.53 0.67 0.76
19+ 5063 0.4 (0.01) 0.16 0.20 0.27 0.38 0.51 0.65 0.74
All Persons 2+ 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.
Table A12. Starchy vegetables, including potatoes: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
Age
(years)
Cup Equivalents2
N 5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Children 2-3 937 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)
4-8 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)
Males 9-13 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)
14-18 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)
19-30 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)
31-50 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)
51-70 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)
71+ 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)
19+ 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)
Females 9-13 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)
14-18 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)
19-30 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)
31-50 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)
51-70 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)
71+ 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)
19+ 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)
All persons 2+ 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.

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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 April 19, 2014.

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