Usual Intake of Eggs

Table 28 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A28 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 28. Eggs: 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 0.3 (0.03) 0.07 0.10 0.14 0.23 0.35 0.53 0.67
4-8 1701 0.2 (0.03) 0.05 0.07 0.11 0.17 0.27 0.41 0.52
Males 9-13 1061 0.3 (0.03) 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.17 0.35 0.63 0.90
14-18 1424 0.4 (0.03) 0.03 0.05 0.11 0.22 0.44 0.79 1.11
19-30 1100 0.4 (0.04) 0.04 0.06 0.13 0.26 0.51 0.91 1.25
31-50 1466 0.6 (0.03) 0.06 0.10 0.19 0.38 0.72 1.26 1.72
51-70 1252 0.6 (0.05) 0.07 0.10 0.20 0.39 0.75 1.28 1.75
71+ 832 0.6 (0.04) 0.07 0.10 0.20 0.39 0.75 1.28 1.75
19+ 4650 0.5 (0.02) 0.06 0.09 0.17 0.35 0.68 1.19 1.64
Females 9-13 1112 0.2 (0.03) 0.03 0.05 0.08 0.16 0.30 0.49 0.65
14-18 1362 0.2 (0.02) 0.03 0.04 0.08 0.15 0.27 0.44 0.60
19-30 1325 0.3 (0.02) 0.05 0.07 0.12 0.22 0.40 0.64 0.84
31-50 1595 0.3 (0.03) 0.06 0.08 0.14 0.26 0.45 0.72 0.94
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.03) 0.08 0.11 0.19 0.33 0.56 0.88 1.14
71+ 860 0.3 (0.03) 0.06 0.08 0.15 0.26 0.45 0.71 0.92
19+ 5064 0.4 (0.02) 0.06 0.08 0.15 0.27 0.47 0.74 0.97
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.4 (0.01) 0.05 0.07 0.14 0.26 0.49 0.85 1.18
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 A28.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 egg.

Table A28. Eggs: 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 0.1 (0.04) 0.1 (0.04) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.5 (0.10) 0.7 (0.15)
4-8 0.1 (0.04) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.08) 0.5 (0.12)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.07) 0.9 (0.11)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.1 (0.10)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 0.9 (0.08) 1.3 (0.11)
31-50 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 1.3 (0.06) 1.7 (0.09)
51-70 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.7 (0.07) 1.3 (0.11) 1.8 (0.16)
71+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.05) 1.3 (0.11) 1.7 (0.17)
19+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1.2 (0.05) 1.6 (0.09)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.06) 0.7 (0.08)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.6 (0.08)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.06) 0.8 (0.10)
31-50 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.08) 0.9 (0.12)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.9 (0.08) 1.1 (0.12)
71+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.7 (0.08) 0.9 (0.12)
19+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.06) 1.0 (0.10)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.5 (0.02) 0.9 (0.04) 1.2 (0.07)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 egg.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Eggs. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/eggs.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed September 3, 2015.

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