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Recommended Amounts of Whole grains

Table B9. Whole grains: Estimated percentage of persons below, at, or above recommendation1
 Age (years)NMean (SE)% with intake below recommendation (SE)% with intake meeting recommendation (SE)% with intake above recommendation (SE)
Males1-3 7740.60 (0.03)97.7 (1.16)2.27 (1.10)0.06 (0.06)
4-8 10010.65 (0.03)99.0 (0.54)0.94 (0.51)0.03 (0.03)
9-13 8500.74 (0.04)99.3 (0.17)0.65 (0.15)0.05 (0.03)
14-188080.75 (0.04)98.9 (0.29)1.08 (0.27)0.03 (0.02)
19-301,1130.72 (0.05)99.7 (0.11)0.20 (0.08)0.07 (0.03)
31-501,8250.91 (0.05)98.6 (0.37)1.23 (0.32)0.13 (0.07)
51-701,7731.05 (0.06)96.6 (0.64)3.29 (0.60)0.16 (0.05)
71+ 9121.09 (0.05)97.2 (0.59)2.69 (0.55)0.11 (0.04)
19+ 5,6230.93 (0.04)98.2 (0.32)1.72 (0.29)0.12 (0.05)
Females1-3 7150.50 (0.03)99.1 (0.62)0.93 (0.59)0.01 (0.02)
4-8 8940.54 (0.02)99.7 (0.23)0.30 (0.21)0.01 (0.02)
9-13 8670.58 (0.03)99.5 (0.22)0.48 (0.20)0.05 (0.04)
14-187270.53 (0.05)99.9 (0.12)0.11 (0.10)0.02 (0.02)
19-301,1600.59 (0.03)99.7 (0.16)0.32 (0.13)0.03 (0.03)
31-501,9940.76 (0.03)99.4 (0.22)0.38 (0.13)0.23 (0.09)
51-701,7400.90 (0.04)99.1 (0.29)0.59 (0.17)0.30 (0.12)
71+ 9640.93 (0.03)99.1 (0.31)0.60 (0.17)0.32 (0.15)
19+ 5,8580.79 (0.02)99.3 (0.22)0.45 (0.14)0.22 (0.09)
All1+ 18,1170.79 (0.02)98.9 (0.18)0.98 (0.16)0.14 (0.04)

1: Recommendations may vary based on sex, age, and activity levels. When the recommendation is a single value for a particular sex/age category, individuals are unlikely to meet the recommendation exactly. Therefore, values in the "meeting" column may be zero.

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Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014