Usual Intake of Fruit, Other Than Citrus, Melon, & Berries

Table 2 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A2 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 2. Fruit, other than citrus, melon, and berries: 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 1.1 (0.04) 0.21 0.32 0.58 0.97 1.48 2.04 2.43
4-8 1701 0.7 (0.04) 0.09 0.14 0.31 0.60 1.00 1.46 1.79
Males 9-13 1061 0.6 (0.04) 0.03 0.06 0.16 0.39 0.77 1.28 1.66
14-18 1424 0.5 (0.03) 0.01 0.03 0.10 0.28 0.64 1.13 1.51
19-30 1100 0.4 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.08 0.25 0.58 1.06 1.45
31-50 1466 0.6 (0.04) 0.02 0.05 0.14 0.38 0.80 1.37 1.79
51-70 1252 0.7 (0.03) 0.04 0.07 0.20 0.48 0.96 1.56 2.01
71+ 832 0.8 (0.03) 0.08 0.15 0.33 0.67 1.17 1.79 2.22
19+ 4650 0.6 (0.03) 0.02 0.05 0.14 0.39 0.83 1.40 1.84
Females 9-13 1112 0.5 (0.03) 0.04 0.07 0.17 0.40 0.74 1.16 1.45
14-18 1362 0.5 (0.03) 0.02 0.04 0.12 0.32 0.65 1.08 1.38
19-30 1325 0.4 (0.03) 0.02 0.04 0.11 0.28 0.59 1.01 1.30
31-50 1595 0.5 (0.03) 0.03 0.05 0.15 0.37 0.73 1.18 1.49
51-70 1284 0.7 (0.03) 0.05 0.09 0.22 0.50 0.92 1.42 1.76
71+ 860 0.8 (0.04) 0.08 0.15 0.33 0.64 1.07 1.57 1.92
19+ 5064 0.6 (0.02) 0.03 0.06 0.17 0.41 0.80 1.26 1.60
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.6 (0.02) 0.03 0.06 0.17 0.42 0.85 1.36 1.74
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 A2.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.

Table A2. Fruit, other than citrus, melon, and berries: 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 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.0 (0.04) 1.5 (0.06) 2.0 (0.10) 2.4 (0.14)
4-8 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.0 (0.06) 1.5 (0.08) 1.8 (0.11)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.3 (0.09) 1.7 (0.12)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05) 1.1 (0.07) 1.5 (0.09)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.04) 0.6 (0.07) 1.1 (0.10) 1.4 (0.13)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.4 (0.09) 1.8 (0.12)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 1.0 (0.04) 1.6 (0.07) 2.0 (0.10)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.2 (0.05) 1.8 (0.09) 2.2 (0.12)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 1.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.09)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1.2 (0.06) 1.5 (0.09)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.7 (0.05) 1.1 (0.07) 1.4 (0.09)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05) 1.0 (0.07) 1.3 (0.09)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.05) 1.2 (0.07) 1.5 (0.09)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.9 (0.05) 1.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.08)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.6 (0.05) 1.1 (0.05) 1.6 (0.07) 1.9 (0.10)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 1.3 (0.05) 1.6 (0.07)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.8 (0.03) 1.4 (0.04) 1.7 (0.06)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.

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Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Fruit, Other Than Citrus, Melon, & Berries. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fruit.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed September 4, 2015.

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