Usual Intake of Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, & Game

Table 21 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A21 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 21. Beef, pork, veal, lamb, and game: 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 0.7 (0.04) 0.17 0.23 0.37 0.58 0.87 1.20 1.44
4-8 1701 1.0 (0.06) 0.29 0.38 0.58 0.87 1.25 1.69 1.99
Males 9-13 1061 1.8 (0.11) 0.71 0.91 1.27 1.73 2.25 2.78 3.13
14-18 1424 2.3 (0.14) 0.98 1.23 1.69 2.26 2.89 3.51 3.92
19-30 1100 2.5 (0.12) 0.98 1.26 1.77 2.39 3.06 3.73 4.16
31-50 1466 2.8 (0.12) 1.16 1.47 2.02 2.69 3.43 4.16 4.63
51-70 1252 2.5 (0.09) 0.98 1.26 1.78 2.42 3.12 3.81 4.25
71+ 832 1.9 (0.11) 0.66 0.86 1.28 1.82 2.42 3.03 3.41
19+ 4650 2.5 (0.07) 1.00 1.27 1.81 2.47 3.19 3.91 4.36
Females 9-13 1112 1.2 (0.08) 0.55 0.68 0.91 1.20 1.54 1.87 2.08
14-18 1362 1.3 (0.09) 0.55 0.68 0.92 1.24 1.59 1.95 2.18
19-30 1325 1.4 (0.11) 0.62 0.76 1.04 1.39 1.80 2.20 2.45
31-50 1595 1.5 (0.08) 0.65 0.81 1.11 1.48 1.90 2.30 2.55
51-70 1284 1.5 (0.07) 0.65 0.79 1.06 1.41 1.80 2.18 2.42
71+ 860 1.2 (0.08) 0.48 0.59 0.83 1.13 1.47 1.80 2.01
19+ 5064 1.4 (0.06) 0.61 0.76 1.04 1.40 1.80 2.20 2.45
All Persons 1+ 17889 1.8 (0.04) 0.52 0.71 1.08 1.62 2.34 3.18 3.71
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 A21.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat.

Table A21. Beef, pork, veal, lamb, and game: 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 0.2 (0.06) 0.2 (0.07) 0.4 (0.07) 0.6 (0.06) 0.9 (0.05) 1.2 (0.10) 1.4 (0.17)
4-8 0.3 (0.07) 0.4 (0.07) 0.6 (0.07) 0.9 (0.05) 1.3 (0.09) 1.7 (0.20) 2.0 (0.28)
Males 9-13 0.7 (0.14) 0.9 (0.15) 1.3 (0.15) 1.7 (0.13) 2.2 (0.14) 2.8 (0.21) 3.1 (0.29)
14-18 1.0 (0.15) 1.2 (0.16) 1.7 (0.16) 2.3 (0.15) 2.9 (0.17) 3.5 (0.26) 3.9 (0.36)
19-30 1.0 (0.15) 1.3 (0.15) 1.8 (0.14) 2.4 (0.13) 3.1 (0.16) 3.7 (0.27) 4.2 (0.37)
31-50 1.2 (0.18) 1.5 (0.17) 2.0 (0.16) 2.7 (0.14) 3.4 (0.15) 4.2 (0.27) 4.6 (0.38)
51-70 1.0 (0.16) 1.3 (0.15) 1.8 (0.14) 2.4 (0.11) 3.1 (0.12) 3.8 (0.23) 4.3 (0.33)
71+ 0.7 (0.14) 0.9 (0.14) 1.3 (0.14) 1.8 (0.13) 2.4 (0.11) 3.0 (0.17) 3.4 (0.25)
19+ 1.0 (0.14) 1.3 (0.14) 1.8 (0.13) 2.5 (0.09) 3.2 (0.10) 3.9 (0.22) 4.4 (0.33)
Females 9-13 0.6 (0.08) 0.7 (0.08) 0.9 (0.08) 1.2 (0.08) 1.5 (0.10) 1.9 (0.15) 2.1 (0.19)
14-18 0.5 (0.09) 0.7 (0.09) 0.9 (0.09) 1.2 (0.09) 1.6 (0.11) 1.9 (0.16) 2.2 (0.21)
19-30 0.6 (0.11) 0.8 (0.11) 1.0 (0.11) 1.4 (0.12) 1.8 (0.13) 2.2 (0.18) 2.5 (0.22)
31-50 0.7 (0.10) 0.8 (0.10) 1.1 (0.10) 1.5 (0.10) 1.9 (0.09) 2.3 (0.12) 2.6 (0.17)
51-70 0.6 (0.08) 0.8 (0.08) 1.1 (0.08) 1.4 (0.08) 1.8 (0.09) 2.2 (0.14) 2.4 (0.19)
71+ 0.5 (0.08) 0.6 (0.08) 0.8 (0.08) 1.1 (0.08) 1.5 (0.09) 1.8 (0.13) 2.0 (0.17)
19+ 0.6 (0.09) 0.8 (0.09) 1.0 (0.08) 1.4 (0.07) 1.8 (0.07) 2.2 (0.12) 2.5 (0.17)
All 1+ 0.5 (0.06) 0.7 (0.06) 1.1 (0.06) 1.6 (0.06) 2.3 (0.08) 3.2 (0.10) 3.7 (0.19)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat.

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Usual Intake of Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb, & Game. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/beef.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed September 1, 2015.

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