Usual Intake of Total Fruit

Table 3 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A3 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 3. Total fruit: 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 1.5 (0.05) 0.38 0.55 0.90 1.40 2.02 2.71 3.18
4-8 1701 1.1 (0.05) 0.18 0.30 0.58 0.99 1.53 2.12 2.53
Males 9-13 1061 1.0 (0.06) 0.08 0.16 0.38 0.79 1.39 2.12 2.64
14-18 1424 1.0 (0.07) 0.06 0.12 0.33 0.78 1.45 2.25 2.82
19-30 1100 0.9 (0.08) 0.04 0.09 0.27 0.67 1.31 2.09 2.67
31-50 1466 1.1 (0.07) 0.06 0.13 0.35 0.81 1.49 2.30 2.90
51-70 1252 1.2 (0.05) 0.10 0.19 0.45 0.95 1.65 2.48 3.08
71+ 832 1.4 (0.05) 0.20 0.34 0.67 1.22 1.96 2.83 3.45
19+ 4650 1.1 (0.05) 0.07 0.14 0.38 0.85 1.54 2.36 2.95
Females 9-13 1112 1.0 (0.05) 0.09 0.17 0.38 0.77 1.32 1.99 2.45
14-18 1362 0.8 (0.06) 0.05 0.10 0.28 0.63 1.17 1.82 2.28
19-30 1325 0.8 (0.05) 0.05 0.10 0.27 0.62 1.15 1.81 2.27
31-50 1595 0.9 (0.06) 0.06 0.13 0.33 0.72 1.30 1.98 2.46
51-70 1284 1.1 (0.04) 0.11 0.20 0.47 0.93 1.59 2.34 2.86
71+ 860 1.3 (0.06) 0.19 0.32 0.64 1.16 1.84 2.63 3.18
19+ 5064 1.0 (0.04) 0.07 0.14 0.37 0.80 1.41 2.13 2.65
All Persons 1+ 17889 1.1 (0.03) 0.08 0.15 0.39 0.84 1.49 2.24 2.77
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 A3.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked fruit; 1/2 cup dried fruit; or 1 cup juice.

Table A3. Total fruit: 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 0.4 (0.05) 0.5 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.4 (0.05) 2.0 (0.07) 2.7 (0.10) 3.2 (0.13)
4-8 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 1.0 (0.06) 1.5 (0.07) 2.1 (0.09) 2.5 (0.11)
Males 9-13 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.8 (0.06) 1.4 (0.08) 2.1 (0.12) 2.6 (0.17)
14-18 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.8 (0.07) 1.5 (0.10) 2.2 (0.14) 2.8 (0.18)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.05) 0.7 (0.08) 1.3 (0.12) 2.1 (0.16) 2.7 (0.21)
31-50 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.8 (0.07) 1.5 (0.09) 2.3 (0.14) 2.9 (0.19)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 0.9 (0.06) 1.6 (0.07) 2.5 (0.11) 3.1 (0.16)
71+ 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.05) 0.7 (0.05) 1.2 (0.05) 2.0 (0.07) 2.8 (0.14) 3.4 (0.21)
19+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.5 (0.06) 2.4 (0.10) 3.0 (0.15)
Females 9-13 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 1.3 (0.07) 2.0 (0.11) 2.4 (0.15)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08) 1.8 (0.11) 2.3 (0.14)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05) 1.2 (0.07) 1.8 (0.09) 2.3 (0.11)
31-50 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 1.3 (0.08) 2.0 (0.11) 2.5 (0.14)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.9 (0.04) 1.6 (0.06) 2.3 (0.09) 2.9 (0.14)
71+ 0.2 (0.04) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06) 1.2 (0.06) 1.8 (0.07) 2.6 (0.10) 3.2 (0.13)
19+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.05) 1.4 (0.05) 2.1 (0.07) 2.6 (0.10)
All 1+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.04) 1.5 (0.04) 2.2 (0.06) 2.8 (0.07)
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.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Total Fruit. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/fruit_total.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 30, 2015.

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