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

Table 24 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A24 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 24. Fish and other seafood low 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 0.1 (0.03) 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.11 0.14 0.17 0.20
4-8 1701 0.2 (0.03) 0.10 0.11 0.14 0.17 0.21 0.26 0.29
Males 9-13 1061 0.2 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.09 0.21 0.43 0.64
14-18 1424 0.2 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.11 0.24 0.48 0.71
19-30 1100 0.3 (0.04) 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.19 0.41 0.79 1.14
31-50 1466 0.5 (0.06) 0.04 0.07 0.15 0.33 0.70 1.30 1.82
51-70 1252 0.5 (0.07) 0.04 0.06 0.14 0.31 0.65 1.19 1.66
71+ 832 0.3 (0.06) 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.19 0.42 0.82 1.17
19+ 4650 0.5 (0.04) 0.03 0.05 0.12 0.27 0.59 1.11 1.57
Females 9-13 1112 0.1 (0.03) 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.09 0.17 0.28 0.38
14-18 1362 0.2 (0.04) 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.16 0.28 0.45 0.59
19-30 1325 0.3 (0.04) 0.05 0.07 0.12 0.21 0.37 0.59 0.76
31-50 1595 0.4 (0.04) 0.07 0.10 0.17 0.31 0.52 0.81 1.02
51-70 1284 0.4 (0.04) 0.08 0.10 0.18 0.31 0.52 0.79 0.99
71+ 860 0.4 (0.05) 0.08 0.11 0.18 0.32 0.53 0.80 0.98
19+ 5064 0.4 (0.02) 0.07 0.09 0.16 0.29 0.49 0.76 0.96
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.4 (0.02) 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.22 0.44 0.79 1.09
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 A24.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean fish.

Table A24. Fish and other seafood low 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 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.05) 0.2 (0.07)
4-8 0.1 (0.05) 0.1 (0.05) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.06) 0.3 (0.09)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.07) 0.6 (0.10)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.06) 0.5 (0.12) 0.7 (0.17)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.8 (0.09) 1.1 (0.12)
31-50 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.7 (0.09) 1.3 (0.13) 1.8 (0.19)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.09) 1.2 (0.17) 1.7 (0.25)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.07) 0.8 (0.14) 1.2 (0.22)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05) 1.1 (0.10) 1.6 (0.15)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.07) 0.4 (0.10)
14-18 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.5 (0.08) 0.6 (0.12)
19-30 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.05) 0.6 (0.07) 0.8 (0.11)
31-50 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.04) 0.5 (0.05) 0.8 (0.10) 1.0 (0.15)
51-70 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.05) 0.5 (0.06) 0.8 (0.10) 1.0 (0.14)
71+ 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.05) 0.5 (0.07) 0.8 (0.13) 1.0 (0.17)
19+ 0.1 (0.03) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.8 (0.08) 1.0 (0.12)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.06) 1.1 (0.10)
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 Low in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fish_lowomega.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 5, 2015.

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