Usual Intake of Total Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese

Table 35 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A35 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 35. Total milk, yogurt, and 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 2.5 (0.07) 0.95 1.20 1.70 2.35 3.10 3.87 4.38
4-8 1701 2.3 (0.07) 0.84 1.08 1.57 2.18 2.91 3.65 4.12
Males 9-13 1061 2.6 (0.10) 0.80 1.07 1.62 2.40 3.38 4.43 5.18
14-18 1424 2.5 (0.10) 0.74 1.00 1.55 2.32 3.29 4.34 5.04
19-30 1100 2.2 (0.10) 0.57 0.79 1.29 1.99 2.87 3.83 4.52
31-50 1466 1.8 (0.06) 0.45 0.63 1.03 1.63 2.40 3.28 3.87
51-70 1252 1.5 (0.05) 0.33 0.48 0.81 1.31 1.96 2.69 3.21
71+ 832 1.6 (0.06) 0.39 0.54 0.88 1.39 2.06 2.83 3.36
19+ 4650 1.8 (0.04) 0.42 0.60 0.99 1.59 2.38 3.26 3.87
Females 9-13 1112 2.1 (0.08) 0.69 0.91 1.34 1.93 2.64 3.40 3.92
14-18 1362 1.7 (0.07) 0.46 0.65 1.02 1.54 2.18 2.87 3.34
19-30 1325 1.5 (0.06) 0.39 0.56 0.92 1.41 2.03 2.69 3.14
31-50 1595 1.4 (0.04) 0.34 0.50 0.83 1.29 1.87 2.50 2.92
51-70 1284 1.2 (0.04) 0.28 0.41 0.70 1.11 1.64 2.21 2.62
71+ 860 1.2 (0.04) 0.28 0.41 0.69 1.09 1.60 2.15 2.53
19+ 5064 1.4 (0.03) 0.32 0.47 0.79 1.24 1.81 2.44 2.86
All Persons 1+ 17889 1.8 (0.03) 0.41 0.59 0.98 1.56 2.33 3.19 3.79
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 A35.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk or yogurt; 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 A35. Total milk, yogurt, and 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 0.9 (0.08) 1.2 (0.07) 1.7 (0.06) 2.3 (0.07) 3.1 (0.11) 3.9 (0.16) 4.4 (0.21)
4-8 0.8 (0.06) 1.1 (0.06) 1.6 (0.05) 2.2 (0.06) 2.9 (0.10) 3.6 (0.16) 4.1 (0.21)
Males 9-13 0.8 (0.07) 1.1 (0.07) 1.6 (0.08) 2.4 (0.09) 3.4 (0.13) 4.4 (0.19) 5.2 (0.25)
14-18 0.7 (0.08) 1.0 (0.08) 1.6 (0.09) 2.3 (0.09) 3.3 (0.12) 4.3 (0.18) 5.0 (0.23)
19-30 0.6 (0.06) 0.8 (0.06) 1.3 (0.08) 2.0 (0.10) 2.9 (0.13) 3.8 (0.20) 4.5 (0.25)
31-50 0.4 (0.05) 0.6 (0.06) 1.0 (0.06) 1.6 (0.06) 2.4 (0.08) 3.3 (0.13) 3.9 (0.17)
51-70 0.3 (0.04) 0.5 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.3 (0.05) 2.0 (0.08) 2.7 (0.12) 3.2 (0.16)
71+ 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.4 (0.06) 2.1 (0.09) 2.8 (0.13) 3.4 (0.17)
19+ 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.0 (0.04) 1.6 (0.04) 2.4 (0.06) 3.3 (0.12) 3.9 (0.16)
Females 9-13 0.7 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.3 (0.06) 1.9 (0.08) 2.6 (0.11) 3.4 (0.15) 3.9 (0.18)
14-18 0.5 (0.05) 0.7 (0.05) 1.0 (0.06) 1.5 (0.07) 2.2 (0.08) 2.9 (0.11) 3.3 (0.13)
19-30 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.4 (0.06) 2.0 (0.08) 2.7 (0.10) 3.1 (0.13)
31-50 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.8 (0.03) 1.3 (0.04) 1.9 (0.06) 2.5 (0.08) 2.9 (0.11)
51-70 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.1 (0.03) 1.6 (0.05) 2.2 (0.08) 2.6 (0.10)
71+ 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1.1 (0.04) 1.6 (0.05) 2.1 (0.07) 2.5 (0.08)
19+ 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.8 (0.03) 1.2 (0.03) 1.8 (0.04) 2.4 (0.07) 2.9 (0.09)
All 1+ 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.02) 1.0 (0.02) 1.6 (0.03) 2.3 (0.04) 3.2 (0.06) 3.8 (0.08)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk or yogurt; 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).

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Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Total Milk, Yogurt, & Cheese. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/dairy.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 2, 2015.

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