About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 2,512 milligrams (mg) of potassium from food and dietary supplements was the mean total daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 2,763 milligrams (mg)

Numerator
Sum of daily intake of potassium (in mg) among persons aged 2 years and over.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 2 years and over.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) What We Eat in America, there has been little or no change in potassium intake from food and dietary supplements for the United States population aged two and older in the last six years.