Usual Energy Intake from Carbohydrates

Percentage of usual energy intake from carbohydrates1: Mean (standard error) and percentiles2 of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age (years) N Mean (SE) Percentiles
5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Males and Females 1-3 1515 54.46 (0.38) 45.81 47.56 50.61 54.22 58.04 61.65 63.91
4-8 1701 55.40 (0.37) 47.19 48.86 51.77 55.18 58.82 62.20 64.35
Males 9-13 1061 54.47 (0.34) 41.58 44.16 48.63 53.96 59.69 65.45 69.09
14-18 1424 53.40 (0.39) 41.50 43.85 48.02 52.95 58.34 63.52 66.71
19-30 1100 49.88 (0.61) 38.56 40.88 44.88 49.50 54.49 59.25 62.54
31-50 1466 48.25 (0.44) 37.20 39.45 43.31 47.87 52.78 57.56 60.63
51-70 1252 46.88 (0.38) 35.34 37.69 41.73 46.45 51.57 56.63 59.80
71+ 832 49.96 (0.48) 37.31 39.83 44.21 49.45 55.15 60.70 64.28
19+ 4650 48.42 (0.28) 36.89 39.24 43.28 48.03 53.15 58.10 61.31
Females 9-13 1112 54.60 (0.48) 43.59 45.79 49.65 54.27 59.11 63.81 66.82
14-18 1362 54.22 (0.61) 43.20 45.47 49.32 53.88 58.71 63.43 66.42
19-30 1325 52.71 (0.44) 42.16 44.29 48.00 52.39 57.06 61.59 64.39
31-50 1595 49.79 (0.51) 39.25 41.45 45.21 49.50 54.10 58.52 61.25
51-70 1284 49.64 (0.39) 38.72 40.98 44.81 49.30 54.11 58.75 61.58
71+ 860 52.42 (0.41) 40.57 43.02 47.21 52.09 57.20 62.23 65.46
19+ 5064 50.73 (0.30) 39.71 42.00 45.89 50.40 55.23 59.87 62.81
All Persons 1+ 17889 50.90 (0.20) 38.96 41.46 45.76 50.70 55.78 60.53 63.54
1: Percent of usual energy intake from carbohydrates = 100 × {usual intake of carbohydrates (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}
2: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in the table below.

Percentage of usual energy intake from carbohydrates3: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age (years) Percentiles
5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Males and Females 1-3 45.81 (0.77) 47.56 (0.67) 50.61 (0.52) 54.22 (0.38) 58.04 (0.46) 61.65 (0.70) 63.91 (0.89)
4-8 47.19 (0.81) 48.86 (0.72) 51.77 (0.56) 55.18 (0.40) 58.82 (0.37) 62.20 (0.58) 64.35 (0.76)
Males 9-13 41.58 (0.60) 44.16 (0.50) 48.63 (0.37) 53.96 (0.32) 59.69 (0.49) 65.45 (0.78) 69.09 (1.03)
14-18 41.50 (0.65) 43.85 (0.59) 48.02 (0.48) 52.95 (0.38) 58.34 (0.46) 63.52 (0.70) 66.71 (0.87)
19-30 38.56 (0.84) 40.88 (0.77) 44.88 (0.69) 49.50 (0.62) 54.49 (0.63) 59.25 (0.73) 62.54 (0.90)
31-50 37.20 (0.67) 39.45 (0.62) 43.31 (0.51) 47.87 (0.43) 52.78 (0.47) 57.56 (0.65) 60.63 (0.80)
51-70 35.34 (0.63) 37.69 (0.57) 41.73 (0.46) 46.45 (0.38) 51.57 (0.42) 56.63 (0.65) 59.80 (0.81)
71+ 37.31 (0.66) 39.83 (0.61) 44.21 (0.52) 49.45 (0.48) 55.15 (0.58) 60.70 (0.82) 64.28 (1.03)
19+ 36.89 (0.60) 39.24 (0.53) 43.28 (0.40) 48.03 (0.28) 53.15 (0.32) 58.10 (0.52) 61.31 (0.70)
Females 9-13 43.59 (0.54) 45.79 (0.49) 49.65 (0.43) 54.27 (0.45) 59.11 (0.57) 63.81 (0.77) 66.82 (0.92)
14-18 43.20 (0.69) 45.47 (0.66) 49.32 (0.59) 53.88 (0.58) 58.71 (0.66) 63.43 (0.80) 66.42 (0.97)
19-30 42.16 (0.58) 44.29 (0.54) 48.00 (0.49) 52.39 (0.45) 57.06 (0.46) 61.59 (0.56) 64.39 (0.70)
31-50 39.25 (0.47) 41.45 (0.44) 45.21 (0.44) 49.50 (0.48) 54.10 (0.60) 58.52 (0.78) 61.25 (0.93)
51-70 38.72 (0.51) 40.98 (0.47) 44.81 (0.40) 49.30 (0.38) 54.11 (0.43) 58.75 (0.56) 61.58 (0.68)
71+ 40.57 (0.57) 43.02 (0.50) 47.21 (0.41) 52.09 (0.40) 57.20 (0.48) 62.23 (0.66) 65.46 (0.81)
19+ 39.71 (0.41) 42.00 (0.36) 45.89 (0.30) 50.40 (0.29) 55.23 (0.36) 59.87 (0.52) 62.81 (0.65)
All Persons 1+ 38.96 (0.43) 41.46 (0.35) 45.76 (0.24) 50.70 (0.19) 55.78 (0.24) 60.53 (0.33) 63.54 (0.43)
3: Percent of usual energy intake from carbohydrates = 100 × {usual intake of carbohydrates (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Energy Intake from Carbohydrates. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/energy/t2.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 2, 2015.

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