Usual Intake of Cheese

Table 33 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A33 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 33. Cheese: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
N1 Cup Equivalents4
Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Children 1-3 1515 0.4 (0.03) 0.13 0.17 0.26 0.38 0.55 0.76 0.91
4-8 1701 0.5 (0.04) 0.18 0.23 0.33 0.49 0.69 0.93 1.10
Males 9-13 1061 0.8 (0.05) 0.26 0.34 0.50 0.74 1.02 1.34 1.57
14-18 1424 1.0 (0.06) 0.33 0.43 0.63 0.90 1.23 1.59 1.85
19-30 1100 1.1 (0.05) 0.37 0.48 0.69 0.99 1.35 1.74 2.01
31-50 1466 0.8 (0.03) 0.26 0.34 0.51 0.75 1.06 1.40 1.62
51-70 1252 0.5 (0.03) 0.12 0.17 0.29 0.46 0.69 0.95 1.12
71+ 832 0.4 (0.03) 0.08 0.12 0.20 0.34 0.53 0.75 0.90
19+ 4650 0.8 (0.02) 0.17 0.24 0.41 0.68 1.02 1.39 1.65
Females 9-13 1112 0.6 (0.04) 0.29 0.36 0.48 0.62 0.79 0.96 1.07
14-18 1362 0.7 (0.04) 0.29 0.36 0.49 0.66 0.84 1.02 1.14
19-30 1325 0.7 (0.04) 0.30 0.37 0.51 0.67 0.86 1.04 1.16
31-50 1595 0.6 (0.03) 0.23 0.30 0.42 0.57 0.74 0.91 1.02
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.02) 0.15 0.20 0.29 0.41 0.55 0.70 0.79
71+ 860 0.3 (0.02) 0.07 0.09 0.15 0.24 0.35 0.47 0.54
19+ 5064 0.5 (0.02) 0.15 0.21 0.34 0.51 0.70 0.89 1.01
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.6 (0.02) 0.17 0.23 0.37 0.57 0.83 1.14 1.38
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 A33.
4: 1 cup equivalent = the amount of cheese that contains the same amount of calcium (302 mg) as 1 cup of skim milk (generally 1.5 ounces natural cheese or 2 ounces processed cheese).

Table A33. Cheese: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
Cup Equivalents2
5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Children 1-3 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.07) 0.9 (0.09)
4-8 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 0.9 (0.09) 1.1 (0.12)
Males 9-13 0.3 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 1.0 (0.06) 1.3 (0.07) 1.6 (0.09)
14-18 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 0.9 (0.06) 1.2 (0.07) 1.6 (0.07) 1.9 (0.08)
19-30 0.4 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 1.0 (0.05) 1.3 (0.07) 1.7 (0.09) 2.0 (0.11)
31-50 0.3 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.8 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.4 (0.06) 1.6 (0.07)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.05) 1.1 (0.06)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05)
19+ 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 1.0 (0.03) 1.4 (0.04) 1.6 (0.06)
Females 9-13 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 1.0 (0.07) 1.1 (0.09)
14-18 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.0 (0.06) 1.1 (0.08)
19-30 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.05) 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.04) 1.0 (0.05) 1.2 (0.07)
31-50 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 0.9 (0.04) 1.0 (0.06)
51-70 0.2 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04)
71+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.5 (0.05)
19+ 0.2 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03) 1.0 (0.04)
All 1+ 0.2 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.4 (0.01) 0.6 (0.02) 0.8 (0.02) 1.1 (0.03) 1.4 (0.04)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = the amount of cheese that contains the same amount of calcium (302 mg) as 1 cup of skim milk (generally 1.5 ounces natural cheese or 2 ounces processed cheese).

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Cheese. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/cheese.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed July 31, 2015.

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