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Recommended Amounts of Meat, poultry, and eggs

Table B13. Meat, poultry, and eggs: 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 7742.50 (0.08)14.4 (2.38)48.6 (2.81)37.1 (2.87)
4-8 10013.35 (0.10)13.2 (2.12)52.1 (3.23)34.7 (3.33)
9-13 8504.41 (0.10)31.6 (2.20)23.3 (1.03)45.1 (2.35)
14-188085.53 (0.20)18.5 (3.11)21.9 (1.29)59.6 (3.94)
19-301,1136.84 (0.18)13.8 (2.13)5.82 (0.45)80.4 (2.49)
31-501,8257.10 (0.12)8.39 (1.35)8.12 (0.52)83.5 (1.81)
51-701,7736.41 (0.17)9.37 (1.56)16.4 (1.19)74.3 (2.54)
71+ 9124.98 (0.12)26.9 (2.77)25.0 (0.98)48.2 (2.67)
19+ 5,6236.64 (0.11)11.6 (1.41)11.5 (0.53)76.8 (1.68)
Females1-3 7152.37 (0.07)17.8 (2.27)49.8 (2.94)32.4 (2.73)
4-8 8943.20 (0.11)16.1 (2.13)45.9 (3.19)38.0 (3.49)
9-13 8673.73 (0.09)27.0 (3.05)38.0 (1.67)35.0 (2.17)
14-187273.79 (0.14)45.4 (3.81)24.4 (1.42)30.2 (3.00)
19-301,1604.42 (0.10)29.9 (2.61)25.0 (1.17)45.1 (2.53)
31-501,9944.57 (0.10)26.8 (1.97)17.1 (0.84)56.1 (2.14)
51-701,7404.39 (0.12)30.5 (3.06)17.8 (0.75)51.7 (3.02)
71+ 9643.85 (0.10)43.5 (2.76)18.7 (0.94)37.8 (2.60)
19+ 5,8584.40 (0.07)30.6 (1.85)19.2 (0.86)50.2 (1.65)
All1+ 18,1175.04 (0.06)22.1 (1.27)20.8 (0.72)57.1 (1.18)

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