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Usual Intake of Red & Orange Vegetables

Table 6 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A6 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 6. Red and orange vegetables: 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 0.2 (0.01) 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.21 0.28 0.35 0.41
4-8 1701 0.3 (0.01) 0.13 0.15 0.20 0.26 0.34 0.43 0.49
Males 9-13 1061 0.4 (0.03) 0.16 0.20 0.29 0.41 0.57 0.75 0.87
14-18 1424 0.5 (0.03) 0.17 0.21 0.30 0.42 0.58 0.76 0.88
19-30 1100 0.5 (0.03) 0.21 0.26 0.36 0.51 0.69 0.89 1.03
31-50 1466 0.5 (0.02) 0.20 0.25 0.35 0.49 0.66 0.86 0.99
51-70 1252 0.5 (0.03) 0.16 0.21 0.30 0.42 0.59 0.77 0.89
71+ 832 0.4 (0.02) 0.14 0.18 0.26 0.38 0.53 0.69 0.81
19+ 4650 0.5 (0.02) 0.18 0.23 0.33 0.47 0.64 0.83 0.97
Females 9-13 1112 0.3 (0.01) 0.12 0.15 0.21 0.29 0.40 0.51 0.59
14-18 1362 0.3 (0.02) 0.13 0.16 0.22 0.32 0.43 0.55 0.64
19-30 1324 0.4 (0.02) 0.17 0.21 0.28 0.39 0.52 0.66 0.75
31-50 1595 0.4 (0.01) 0.16 0.19 0.26 0.36 0.48 0.62 0.71
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.02) 0.16 0.20 0.27 0.38 0.50 0.64 0.73
71+ 860 0.4 (0.02) 0.14 0.17 0.24 0.33 0.45 0.58 0.67
19+ 5063 0.4 (0.01) 0.16 0.20 0.27 0.37 0.49 0.63 0.72
All Persons 2+ 17310 0.4 (0.01) 0.15 0.19 0.27 0.38 0.53 0.71 0.83
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 A6.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables; 1 cup juice.
Table A6. Red and orange vegetables: 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 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.4 (0.05)
4-8 1701 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.06)
Males 9-13 1061 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.05)
14-18 1424 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 0.9 (0.07)
19-30 1100 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.06) 1.0 (0.07)
31-50 1466 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.03) 0.9 (0.05) 1.0 (0.07)
51-70 1252 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.8 (0.05) 0.9 (0.06)
71+ 832 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.05) 0.8 (0.06)
19+ 4650 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 1.0 (0.06)
Females 9-13 1112 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04)
14-18 1362 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05)
19-30 1324 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04)
31-50 1595 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.01) 0.5 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04)
51-70 1284 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05)
71+ 860 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05)
19+ 5063 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.01) 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) 0.5 (0.01) 0.7 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables; 1 cup juice.

Note: The analysis of red and orange vegetables 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 Red & Orange Vegetables. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/veg_red_orange.html. Updated April 2, 2014. Accessed July 30, 2014.

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