Usual Energy Intake from Total Fat

Percentage of usual energy intake from total fat1: 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 32.57 (0.31) 25.49 26.94 29.44 32.38 35.50 38.42 40.24
4-8 1701 32.30 (0.31) 25.68 27.03 29.37 32.13 35.06 37.80 39.54
Males 9-13 1061 33.27 (0.23) 24.41 26.26 29.40 33.03 36.91 40.57 42.91
14-18 1424 32.98 (0.33) 24.74 26.46 29.37 32.76 36.36 39.76 41.84
19-30 1100 31.98 (0.49) 23.97 25.69 28.55 31.81 35.27 38.48 40.59
31-50 1466 33.41 (0.42) 25.18 26.91 29.82 33.20 36.77 40.18 42.32
51-70 1252 35.01 (0.40) 25.98 27.85 31.06 34.76 38.69 42.51 44.89
71+ 832 34.06 (0.34) 24.62 26.57 29.90 33.78 37.92 41.89 44.41
19+ 4650 33.55 (0.24) 24.95 26.73 29.76 33.29 37.05 40.72 43.03
Females 9-13 1112 33.38 (0.36) 24.94 26.69 29.68 33.19 36.84 40.34 42.54
14-18 1362 33.44 (0.51) 25.01 26.74 29.72 33.23 36.93 40.44 42.62
19-30 1325 32.53 (0.43) 24.39 26.08 28.95 32.32 35.90 39.23 41.37
31-50 1595 34.33 (0.42) 25.69 27.48 30.58 34.11 37.86 41.45 43.66
51-70 1284 34.93 (0.35) 25.94 27.78 30.95 34.66 38.65 42.44 44.74
71+ 860 33.94 (0.29) 24.69 26.63 29.90 33.71 37.66 41.57 43.95
19+ 5064 34.03 (0.28) 25.28 27.05 30.17 33.79 37.62 41.33 43.63
All Persons 1+ 17889 33.56 (0.17) 25.13 26.85 29.82 33.29 37.01 40.64 42.93
1: Percent of usual energy intake from fat = 100 × {usual intake of fat (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}
2: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in the table below.

Percentage of usual energy intake from total fat3: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age (years) Percentiles
5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Males and Females 1-3 25.49 (0.63) 26.94 (0.53) 29.44 (0.38) 32.38 (0.31) 35.50 (0.40) 38.42 (0.60) 40.24 (0.75)
4-8 25.68 (0.59) 27.03 (0.50) 29.37 (0.38) 32.13 (0.31) 35.06 (0.41) 37.80 (0.60) 39.54 (0.73)
Males 9-13 24.41 (0.50) 26.26 (0.43) 29.40 (0.31) 33.03 (0.23) 36.91 (0.32) 40.57 (0.52) 42.91 (0.65)
14-18 24.74 (0.60) 26.46 (0.51) 29.37 (0.40) 32.76 (0.33) 36.36 (0.35) 39.76 (0.49) 41.84 (0.60)
19-30 23.97 (0.71) 25.69 (0.64) 28.55 (0.56) 31.81 (0.49) 35.27 (0.47) 38.48 (0.56) 40.59 (0.64)
31-50 25.18 (0.59) 26.91 (0.52) 29.82 (0.42) 33.20 (0.40) 36.77 (0.48) 40.18 (0.64) 42.32 (0.80)
51-70 25.98 (0.50) 27.85 (0.45) 31.06 (0.38) 34.76 (0.40) 38.69 (0.51) 42.51 (0.66) 44.89 (0.79)
71+ 24.62 (0.60) 26.57 (0.51) 29.90 (0.39) 33.78 (0.34) 37.92 (0.41) 41.89 (0.57) 44.41 (0.72)
19+ 24.95 (0.54) 26.73 (0.45) 29.76 (0.32) 33.29 (0.23) 37.05 (0.29) 40.72 (0.49) 43.03 (0.64)
Females 9-13 24.94 (0.58) 26.69 (0.52) 29.68 (0.43) 33.19 (0.36) 36.84 (0.38) 40.34 (0.47) 42.54 (0.55)
14-18 25.01 (0.70) 26.74 (0.64) 29.72 (0.56) 33.23 (0.50) 36.93 (0.51) 40.44 (0.59) 42.62 (0.69)
19-30 24.39 (0.63) 26.08 (0.55) 28.95 (0.46) 32.32 (0.42) 35.90 (0.44) 39.23 (0.53) 41.37 (0.60)
31-50 25.69 (0.63) 27.48 (0.58) 30.58 (0.49) 34.11 (0.43) 37.86 (0.42) 41.45 (0.49) 43.66 (0.56)
51-70 25.94 (0.67) 27.78 (0.59) 30.95 (0.47) 34.66 (0.35) 38.65 (0.30) 42.44 (0.33) 44.74 (0.42)
71+ 24.69 (0.61) 26.63 (0.53) 29.90 (0.41) 33.71 (0.30) 37.66 (0.27) 41.57 (0.34) 43.95 (0.42)
19+ 25.28 (0.57) 27.05 (0.50) 30.17 (0.38) 33.79 (0.29) 37.62 (0.26) 41.33 (0.33) 43.63 (0.40)
All Persons 1+ 25.13 (0.40) 26.85 (0.33) 29.82 (0.24) 33.29 (0.18) 37.01 (0.20) 40.64 (0.30) 42.93 (0.38)
3: Percent of usual energy intake from fat = 100 × {usual intake of fat (kcal)} / {usual intake of energy (kcal)}

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Energy Intake from Total Fat. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/energy/t3.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed July 28, 2015.

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