# Usual Intake of Whole Grains

Table 18 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A18 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Age(years) N1 Ounce Equivalents4 Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 1515 0.5 (0.02) 0.07 0.11 0.20 0.37 0.61 0.91 1.13 1701 0.5 (0.03) 0.07 0.11 0.22 0.41 0.68 1.02 1.25 1061 0.7 (0.05) 0.03 0.06 0.18 0.48 0.97 1.61 2.08 1424 0.5 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 0.08 0.26 0.64 1.18 1.60 1100 0.6 (0.06) 0.02 0.03 0.11 0.34 0.81 1.45 1.94 1466 0.7 (0.04) 0.02 0.05 0.16 0.43 0.95 1.61 2.12 1252 0.9 (0.05) 0.05 0.10 0.27 0.65 1.25 1.99 2.53 832 1.1 (0.06) 0.11 0.19 0.44 0.90 1.56 2.33 2.90 4650 0.7 (0.03) 0.03 0.06 0.18 0.50 1.06 1.77 2.29 1112 0.5 (0.03) 0.03 0.06 0.14 0.34 0.66 1.07 1.37 1362 0.5 (0.04) 0.03 0.05 0.13 0.33 0.69 1.16 1.52 1325 0.5 (0.04) 0.03 0.05 0.14 0.35 0.70 1.18 1.53 1595 0.6 (0.03) 0.04 0.07 0.18 0.42 0.82 1.31 1.68 1284 0.8 (0.03) 0.08 0.14 0.30 0.61 1.05 1.59 1.97 860 0.8 (0.04) 0.09 0.15 0.33 0.64 1.10 1.63 2.00 5064 0.6 (0.02) 0.04 0.08 0.21 0.47 0.89 1.41 1.78 17889 0.6 (0.02) 0.03 0.07 0.19 0.45 0.89 1.47 1.91
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 A18.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.
Age(years) Ounce Equivalents2 5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.9 (0.06) 1.1 (0.08) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.0 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 1.0 (0.07) 1.6 (0.10) 2.1 (0.13) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.04) 1.2 (0.08) 1.6 (0.10) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.05) 0.8 (0.09) 1.5 (0.14) 1.9 (0.17) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.9 (0.06) 1.6 (0.08) 2.1 (0.10) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 1.2 (0.07) 2.0 (0.10) 2.5 (0.13) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.9 (0.07) 1.6 (0.08) 2.3 (0.12) 2.9 (0.14) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.8 (0.06) 2.3 (0.08) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 1.1 (0.08) 1.4 (0.11) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.7 (0.06) 1.2 (0.09) 1.5 (0.12) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08) 1.5 (0.11) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 1.3 (0.07) 1.7 (0.10) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.6 (0.08) 2.0 (0.12) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.1 (0.05) 1.6 (0.09) 2.0 (0.12) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.9 (0.03) 1.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.09) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03) 1.5 (0.04) 1.9 (0.06)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.

## Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Whole Grains. Applied Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/grains_whl.html. Updated October 18, 2013. Accessed March 11, 2014.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013