Usual Intake of Total Fish & Other Seafood

Table 26 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A26 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 26. Total fish and other seafood: 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 0.2 (0.05) 0.02 0.03 0.06 0.12 0.23 0.41 0.56
4-8 1701 0.2 (0.06) 0.03 0.04 0.08 0.16 0.30 0.52 0.71
Males 9-13 1061 0.2 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.12 0.28 0.55 0.80
14-18 1424 0.2 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.14 0.30 0.59 0.86
19-30 1100 0.5 (0.05) 0.03 0.06 0.12 0.28 0.58 1.06 1.51
31-50 1466 0.7 (0.08) 0.07 0.10 0.22 0.47 0.96 1.71 2.35
51-70 1252 0.8 (0.10) 0.07 0.12 0.24 0.51 1.03 1.81 2.46
71+ 832 0.6 (0.08) 0.05 0.08 0.16 0.36 0.75 1.35 1.88
19+ 4650 0.7 (0.05) 0.05 0.09 0.19 0.42 0.87 1.56 2.17
Females 9-13 1112 0.2 (0.04) 0.03 0.04 0.07 0.12 0.22 0.35 0.47
14-18 1362 0.3 (0.04) 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.19 0.33 0.53 0.69
19-30 1325 0.3 (0.05) 0.05 0.08 0.13 0.23 0.39 0.62 0.80
31-50 1595 0.5 (0.05) 0.11 0.15 0.25 0.43 0.72 1.09 1.36
51-70 1284 0.6 (0.06) 0.12 0.16 0.27 0.45 0.75 1.12 1.40
71+ 860 0.6 (0.08) 0.14 0.19 0.31 0.53 0.86 1.26 1.55
19+ 5064 0.5 (0.03) 0.09 0.12 0.22 0.39 0.67 1.04 1.31
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.5 (0.03) 0.04 0.07 0.14 0.31 0.62 1.10 1.52
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 A26.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

Table A26. Total fish and other seafood: 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 0.0 (0.03) 0.0 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.05) 0.4 (0.16) 0.6 (0.28)
4-8 0.0 (0.04) 0.0 (0.04) 0.1 (0.05) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.07) 0.5 (0.20) 0.7 (0.35)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.5 (0.08) 0.8 (0.12)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.06) 0.6 (0.11) 0.9 (0.16)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.6 (0.07) 1.1 (0.10) 1.5 (0.14)
31-50 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.05) 0.5 (0.07) 1.0 (0.11) 1.7 (0.17) 2.3 (0.23)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.05) 0.5 (0.08) 1.0 (0.13) 1.8 (0.23) 2.5 (0.33)
71+ 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.07) 0.7 (0.11) 1.3 (0.19) 1.9 (0.27)
19+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.05) 0.9 (0.07) 1.6 (0.12) 2.2 (0.19)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.05) 0.4 (0.08) 0.5 (0.10)
14-18 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.06) 0.5 (0.10) 0.7 (0.14)
19-30 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.06) 0.6 (0.09) 0.8 (0.13)
31-50 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.05) 0.7 (0.07) 1.1 (0.13) 1.4 (0.19)
51-70 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.05) 0.3 (0.05) 0.5 (0.06) 0.7 (0.08) 1.1 (0.14) 1.4 (0.20)
71+ 0.1 (0.05) 0.2 (0.05) 0.3 (0.06) 0.5 (0.07) 0.9 (0.10) 1.3 (0.17) 1.6 (0.25)
19+ 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 1.0 (0.10) 1.3 (0.16)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 1.1 (0.07) 1.5 (0.11)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

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Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Total Fish & Other Seafood. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fish_all.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed September 1, 2015.

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