Usual Energy Intake from Saturated Fat

Percentage of usual energy intake from saturated 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 12.71 (0.15) 9.05 9.78 11.04 12.57 14.23 15.82 16.85
4-8 1701 11.55 (0.18) 8.37 8.99 10.10 11.43 12.88 14.26 15.14
Males 9-13 1061 11.78 (0.12) 8.31 9.01 10.23 11.67 13.23 14.68 15.62
14-18 1424 11.36 (0.12) 8.16 8.82 9.94 11.26 12.67 14.03 14.88
19-30 1100 10.77 (0.22) 7.71 8.34 9.44 10.70 12.04 13.30 14.13
31-50 1466 10.89 (0.16) 7.79 8.43 9.52 10.80 12.16 13.48 14.30
51-70 1252 11.18 (0.14) 7.83 8.52 9.69 11.07 12.55 13.99 14.86
71+ 832 11.03 (0.20) 7.53 8.24 9.46 10.91 12.46 13.97 14.90
19+ 4650 10.95 (0.09) 7.76 8.41 9.54 10.85 12.26 13.62 14.49
Females 9-13 1112 11.76 (0.15) 8.22 8.93 10.16 11.64 13.21 14.75 15.74
14-18 1362 11.26 (0.17) 7.81 8.50 9.70 11.13 12.69 14.19 15.12
19-30 1325 10.79 (0.17) 7.51 8.16 9.30 10.67 12.15 13.56 14.48
31-50 1595 11.15 (0.17) 7.70 8.39 9.61 11.03 12.57 14.07 15.00
51-70 1284 10.94 (0.16) 7.43 8.13 9.35 10.80 12.40 13.94 14.90
71+ 860 10.73 (0.15) 7.12 7.84 9.10 10.60 12.19 13.79 14.79
19+ 5064 10.96 (0.12) 7.50 8.20 9.41 10.84 12.39 13.89 14.85
All Persons 1+ 17889 11.16 (0.07) 7.76 8.45 9.63 11.03 12.55 14.03 14.98
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 saturated 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 9.05 (0.23) 9.78 (0.20) 11.04 (0.15) 12.57 (0.15) 14.23 (0.19) 15.82 (0.29) 16.85 (0.34)
4-8 8.37 (0.21) 8.99 (0.18) 10.10 (0.16) 11.43 (0.17) 12.88 (0.22) 14.26 (0.31) 15.14 (0.37)
Males 9-13 8.31 (0.17) 9.01 (0.15) 10.23 (0.12) 11.67 (0.12) 13.23 (0.18) 14.68 (0.26) 15.62 (0.31)
14-18 8.16 (0.23) 8.82 (0.19) 9.94 (0.15) 11.26 (0.12) 12.67 (0.15) 14.03 (0.21) 14.88 (0.26)
19-30 7.71 (0.27) 8.34 (0.25) 9.44 (0.23) 10.70 (0.22) 12.04 (0.23) 13.30 (0.27) 14.13 (0.30)
31-50 7.79 (0.25) 8.43 (0.22) 9.52 (0.18) 10.80 (0.16) 12.16 (0.17) 13.48 (0.23) 14.30 (0.28)
51-70 7.83 (0.20) 8.52 (0.17) 9.69 (0.14) 11.07 (0.14) 12.55 (0.19) 13.99 (0.25) 14.86 (0.31)
71+ 7.53 (0.22) 8.24 (0.20) 9.46 (0.18) 10.91 (0.20) 12.46 (0.25) 13.97 (0.33) 14.90 (0.39)
19+ 7.76 (0.20) 8.41 (0.17) 9.54 (0.12) 10.85 (0.08) 12.26 (0.11) 13.62 (0.19) 14.49 (0.25)
Females 9-13 8.22 (0.25) 8.93 (0.23) 10.16 (0.18) 11.64 (0.15) 13.21 (0.16) 14.75 (0.21) 15.74 (0.25)
14-18 7.81 (0.29) 8.50 (0.26) 9.70 (0.21) 11.13 (0.18) 12.69 (0.16) 14.19 (0.19) 15.12 (0.23)
19-30 7.51 (0.28) 8.16 (0.25) 9.30 (0.20) 10.67 (0.17) 12.15 (0.16) 13.56 (0.20) 14.48 (0.24)
31-50 7.70 (0.23) 8.39 (0.20) 9.61 (0.17) 11.03 (0.17) 12.57 (0.20) 14.07 (0.26) 15.00 (0.31)
51-70 7.43 (0.27) 8.13 (0.24) 9.35 (0.20) 10.80 (0.16) 12.40 (0.17) 13.94 (0.21) 14.90 (0.26)
71+ 7.12 (0.24) 7.84 (0.21) 9.10 (0.17) 10.60 (0.16) 12.19 (0.18) 13.79 (0.24) 14.79 (0.30)
19+ 7.50 (0.23) 8.20 (0.20) 9.41 (0.15) 10.84 (0.12) 12.39 (0.13) 13.89 (0.19) 14.85 (0.24)
All Persons 1+ 7.76 (0.17) 8.45 (0.14) 9.63 (0.10) 11.03 (0.07) 12.55 (0.08) 14.03 (0.13) 14.98 (0.17)
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 Saturated Fat. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/energy/t4.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 1, 2015.

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