Usual Intake of Fish & Other Seafood High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Table 25 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A25 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 25. Fish and other seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids: 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 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.03
4-8 1701 0.0 (0.00) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.03
Males 9-13 1061 0.0 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.10 0.15
14-18 1424 0.0 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.13
19-30 1100 0.1 (0.05) 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.11 0.24 0.37
31-50 1466 0.1 (0.06) 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.07 0.15 0.32 0.49
51-70 1252 0.2 (0.08) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.09 0.21 0.43 0.65
71+ 832 0.2 (0.09) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.09 0.20 0.41 0.62
19+ 4650 0.1 (0.05) 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.07 0.16 0.34 0.52
Females 9-13 1112 0.0 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.08 0.14
14-18 1362 0.0 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.12 0.20
19-30 1325 0.0 (0.02) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.08 0.14
31-50 1595 0.1 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.11 0.26 0.45
51-70 1284 0.1 (0.04) 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.13 0.32 0.54
71+ 860 0.2 (0.09) 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.07 0.21 0.51 0.84
19+ 5064 0.1 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.10 0.26 0.46
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.1 (0.03) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.10 0.24 0.41
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 A25.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

Table A25. Fish and other seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids: 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 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01)
4-8 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.06) 0.2 (0.12)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.05) 0.1 (0.10)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.11) 0.4 (0.22)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.05) 0.3 (0.14) 0.5 (0.28)
51-70 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.07) 0.4 (0.20) 0.6 (0.37)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.08) 0.4 (0.21) 0.6 (0.38)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.13) 0.5 (0.27)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.04) 0.1 (0.08)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.09)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.07)
31-50 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.06) 0.5 (0.13)
51-70 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.10) 0.5 (0.20)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.07) 0.5 (0.19) 0.8 (0.38)
19+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.06) 0.5 (0.13)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.06) 0.4 (0.14)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

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Usual Intake of Fish & Other Seafood High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fish_highomega.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed July 28, 2015.

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