Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Appendix E-2.3: Usual intake distributions for individuals age 71 and older, 2007-2010

Some of the estimates are based on a relatively small number for a national probability sample. These statistics should be viewed with this consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: The values flagged with an asterisk (*) may be less reliable; interpret with caution.

Prepared by the Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Usual intake from food and beverages

Protein (g/day/kg body weight): Mean intake and percentiles of usual intake from food and beverages persons aged 71 and over in the United States, 2007-2010
Group N Food: Mean Food: SE Percentile of Usual Intake: 5th Percentile of Usual Intake: 10th Percentile of Usual Intake: 25th Percentile of Usual Intake: 50th Percentile of Usual Intake: 75th Percentile of Usual Intake: 90th Percentile of Usual Intake: 95th EAR Below EAR: % Below EAR: SE
Males 71-795481.02(0.025)0.680.750.871.011.181.341.450.664(1.4)
Males 80 and over3330.97(0.030)0.65*0.710.820.961.111.271.38*0.666(1.8)
Males 71 and over8811.01(0.022)0.670.730.850.991.151.321.420.664(1.4)
Females 71-795720.98(0.019)0.570.640.780.951.151.341.470.6611(1.8)
Females 80 and over3690.98(0.028)0.580.650.790.961.151.351.470.6611(1.9)
Females 71 and over9410.98(0.018)0.570.650.780.961.151.351.470.6611(1.7)

NOTES: Mean intake estimated directly from the day 1 dietary recall. Usual intake distribution estimated using the National Cancer Institute Method.

* Estimate may be less reliable than others due to small sample size. Individuals with incomplete dietary supplement data excluded.

Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) and percentage of individuals with usual intake below the EAR. Excludes individuals with incomplete height and weight data. Body weights outside of normal range are set to the normal weight boundary fitting their BMI cutoffs.

DATA SOURCE: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010, individuals 71 years and over, dietary intake data. Prepared by the Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 11/2014

Dietary fiber (g/day): Mean intake and percentiles of usual intake from food and beverages persons aged 71 and over in the United States, 2007-2010
Group N Food: Mean Food: SE Percentile of Usual Intake: 5th Percentile of Usual Intake: 10th Percentile of Usual Intake: 25th Percentile of Usual Intake: 50th Percentile of Usual Intake: 75th Percentile of Usual Intake: 90th Percentile of Usual Intake: 95th AI Above AI: % Above AI: SE
Males 71-7956317.1(0.57)8.09.512.516.321.025.829.2304(1.0)
Males 80 and over34916.9(0.41)7.89.312.015.820.325.228.4304*(0.7)
Males 71 and over91217.0(0.43)7.99.412.316.120.725.628.9304(0.9)
Females 71-7958315.1(0.33)7.58.811.214.418.222.124.82113(1.6)
Females 80 and over38113.7(0.43)6.98.110.313.316.920.623.2219(2.0)
Females 71 and over96414.5(0.28)7.28.410.713.917.621.424.02111(1.6)

NOTES: Mean intake estimated directly from the day 1 dietary recall. Usual intake distribution estimated using the National Cancer Institute Method.

* Estimate may be less reliable than others due to small sample size. Individuals with incomplete dietary supplement data excluded.

Adequate Intake (AI) and percentage of individuals with usual intake above the AI.

DATA SOURCE: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010, individuals 71 years and over, dietary intake data.

Prepared by the Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 11/2014

Sodium (mg/day): Mean intake and percentiles of usual intake from food and beverages persons aged 71 and over in the United States, 2007-2010
Group N Food: Mean Food: SE Percentile of Usual Intake: 5th Percentile of Usual Intake: 10th Percentile of Usual Intake: 25th Percentile of Usual Intake: 50th Percentile of Usual Intake: 75th Percentile of Usual Intake: 90th Percentile of Usual Intake: 95th AI Above AI: % Above AI: SE UL Above UL: % Above UL: SE
Males 71-795633286(83.4)21642378276132313758426946151200>97230092(2.0)
Males 80 and over3492998(84.9)19712168251729583452394542661200>97230085(3.0)
Males 71 and over9123183(74.0)20792282266431323655418045151200>97230089(2.2)
Females 71-795832611(43.3)16471830215525553008344737351200>97230066(2.7)
Females 80 and over3812466(74.9)15701743205124392873330535771200>97230059(3.5)
Females 71 and over9642550(49.6)16141788210925072950339236751200>97230063(2.5)

NOTES: Mean intake estimated directly from the day 1 dietary recall. Usual intake distribution estimated using the National Cancer Institute Method.

* Estimate may be less reliable than others due to small sample size. Individuals with incomplete dietary supplement data excluded.

Adequate Intake (AI), Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), and percentage of individuals with usual intake above the AI and the UL.

Discretionary salt use at the table not included. Post-processing salt adjustment omitted for 2007-2008.

DATA SOURCE: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010, individuals 71 years and over, dietary intake data.

Prepared by the Food Surveys Research Group, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 11/2014