Usual Intake of Total Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Soy Products, Nuts, & Seeds

Table 31 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A31 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 31. Total meat, fish, poultry, eggs, soy products, nuts, and seeds: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
N1 Cooked Lean Ounce Equivalents4
Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Children 1-3 1515 2.5 (0.08) 1.05 1.27 1.74 2.37 3.16 3.96 4.50
4-8 1701 3.5 (0.09) 1.60 1.91 2.50 3.29 4.24 5.20 5.85
Males 9-13 1061 5.0 (0.14) 2.03 2.50 3.42 4.68 6.19 7.77 8.82
14-18 1424 6.0 (0.20) 2.67 3.24 4.32 5.75 7.45 9.15 10.30
19-30 1100 7.2 (0.19) 3.36 4.02 5.27 6.88 8.74 10.65 11.87
31-50 1466 7.8 (0.19) 3.77 4.47 5.78 7.47 9.41 11.39 12.67
51-70 1252 6.9 (0.17) 3.23 3.86 5.06 6.65 8.47 10.33 11.57
71+ 832 5.4 (0.13) 2.29 2.80 3.78 5.10 6.69 8.33 9.42
19+ 4650 7.2 (0.12) 3.29 3.95 5.23 6.90 8.81 10.77 12.05
Females 9-13 1112 3.8 (0.14) 1.65 1.99 2.69 3.64 4.77 5.94 6.73
14-18 1362 4.0 (0.11) 1.70 2.07 2.79 3.74 4.90 6.11 6.93
19-30 1324 4.9 (0.13) 2.29 2.73 3.58 4.69 6.01 7.36 8.25
31-50 1595 4.9 (0.11) 2.28 2.72 3.56 4.66 5.97 7.33 8.22
51-70 1284 4.7 (0.16) 2.19 2.62 3.45 4.53 5.81 7.16 8.05
71+ 860 4.1 (0.11) 1.78 2.16 2.88 3.86 5.03 6.23 7.05
19+ 5063 4.8 (0.08) 2.18 2.61 3.44 4.54 5.84 7.19 8.08
All Persons 1+ 17888 5.4 (0.06) 2.02 2.51 3.53 4.99 6.88 8.95 10.33
1: Number of persons in sample.
2: Standard error of the mean (df=30).
3: Standard errors of the percentiles are presented in Appendix Table A31.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish; 1 egg; 1/4 cup cooked dry beans or tofu; 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

Table A31. Total meat, fish, poultry, eggs, soy products, nuts, and seeds: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
Cooked Lean Ounce Equivalents2
5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Children 1-3 1.0 (0.17) 1.3 (0.16) 1.7 (0.14) 2.4 (0.10) 3.2 (0.09) 4.0 (0.17) 4.5 (0.23)
4-8 1.6 (0.17) 1.9 (0.16) 2.5 (0.11) 3.3 (0.08) 4.2 (0.15) 5.2 (0.27) 5.8 (0.37)
Males 9-13 2.0 (0.12) 2.5 (0.12) 3.4 (0.12) 4.7 (0.14) 6.2 (0.16) 7.8 (0.22) 8.8 (0.26)
14-18 2.7 (0.18) 3.2 (0.18) 4.3 (0.19) 5.8 (0.20) 7.5 (0.22) 9.2 (0.27) 10.3 (0.32)
19-30 3.4 (0.17) 4.0 (0.17) 5.3 (0.17) 6.9 (0.19) 8.7 (0.22) 10.7 (0.29) 11.9 (0.34)
31-50 3.8 (0.20) 4.5 (0.19) 5.8 (0.19) 7.5 (0.19) 9.4 (0.22) 11.4 (0.29) 12.7 (0.33)
51-70 3.2 (0.16) 3.9 (0.16) 5.1 (0.15) 6.6 (0.17) 8.5 (0.21) 10.3 (0.27) 11.6 (0.32)
71+ 2.3 (0.14) 2.8 (0.14) 3.8 (0.14) 5.1 (0.14) 6.7 (0.16) 8.3 (0.20) 9.4 (0.24)
19+ 3.3 (0.14) 4.0 (0.13) 5.2 (0.12) 6.9 (0.12) 8.8 (0.16) 10.8 (0.22) 12.0 (0.28)
Females 9-13 1.6 (0.16) 2.0 (0.16) 2.7 (0.15) 3.6 (0.15) 4.8 (0.16) 5.9 (0.20) 6.7 (0.24)
14-18 1.7 (0.12) 2.1 (0.12) 2.8 (0.11) 3.7 (0.10) 4.9 (0.14) 6.1 (0.21) 6.9 (0.27)
19-30 2.3 (0.16) 2.7 (0.15) 3.6 (0.14) 4.7 (0.13) 6.0 (0.16) 7.4 (0.23) 8.3 (0.30)
31-50 2.3 (0.14) 2.7 (0.13) 3.6 (0.12) 4.7 (0.11) 6.0 (0.15) 7.3 (0.24) 8.2 (0.29)
51-70 2.2 (0.21) 2.6 (0.21) 3.4 (0.20) 4.5 (0.18) 5.8 (0.16) 7.2 (0.18) 8.1 (0.21)
71+ 1.8 (0.12) 2.2 (0.11) 2.9 (0.11) 3.9 (0.10) 5.0 (0.14) 6.2 (0.22) 7.1 (0.28)
19+ 2.2 (0.14) 2.6 (0.14) 3.4 (0.12) 4.5 (0.09) 5.8 (0.10) 7.2 (0.18) 8.1 (0.24)
All 1+ 2.0 (0.09) 2.5 (0.08) 3.5 (0.07) 5.0 (0.06) 6.9 (0.09) 9.0 (0.13) 10.3 (0.17)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish; 1 egg; 1/4 cup cooked dry beans or tofu; 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

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Usual Intake of Total Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Soy Products, Nuts, & Seeds. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/allprotein.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 30, 2015.

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