Usual Intake of Non-whole Grains

Table 19 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A19 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 19. Non-whole grains: Mean (standard error) and percentiles3 of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
N1 Ounce Equivalents4
Mean (SE)2 5% 10% 25% 50% 75% 90% 95%
Children 1-3 1515 3.9 (0.07) 2.19 2.49 3.05 3.77 4.57 5.37 5.87
4-8 1701 6.1 (0.11) 3.89 4.31 5.09 6.03 7.08 8.09 8.76
Males 9-13 1061 7.7 (0.19) 4.32 4.92 6.08 7.52 9.16 10.77 11.80
14-18 1424 8.5 (0.28) 4.87 5.56 6.79 8.31 10.02 11.67 12.75
19-30 1100 8.3 (0.20) 4.67 5.33 6.56 8.06 9.74 11.41 12.45
31-50 1466 7.7 (0.15) 4.28 4.91 6.06 7.49 9.08 10.68 11.70
51-70 1252 6.2 (0.13) 3.23 3.76 4.75 6.01 7.42 8.85 9.78
71+ 832 5.4 (0.10) 2.72 3.19 4.08 5.22 6.55 7.88 8.76
19+ 4650 7.2 (0.09) 3.68 4.30 5.49 7.01 8.71 10.39 11.47
Females 9-13 1112 6.4 (0.15) 3.50 4.02 5.03 6.28 7.67 9.04 9.91
14-18 1362 6.1 (0.12) 3.24 3.76 4.73 5.93 7.29 8.64 9.52
19-30 1324 6.3 (0.15) 3.38 3.91 4.88 6.11 7.50 8.86 9.72
31-50 1595 5.4 (0.14) 2.75 3.22 4.09 5.21 6.48 7.75 8.54
51-70 1284 4.9 (0.10) 2.38 2.83 3.65 4.69 5.90 7.10 7.88
71+ 860 4.5 (0.11) 2.15 2.57 3.34 4.34 5.49 6.63 7.40
19+ 5063 5.3 (0.08) 2.61 3.09 3.99 5.16 6.49 7.83 8.71
All Persons 1+ 17888 6.3 (0.06) 2.95 3.50 4.59 6.01 7.68 9.41 10.54
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 A19.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.

Table A19. Non-whole grains: Percentiles (and standard errors) of usual intake, 2001-2004
  Age
(years)
Ounce Equivalents2
5% (SE)1 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Children 1-3 2.2 (0.12) 2.5 (0.11) 3.1 (0.09) 3.8 (0.07) 4.6 (0.08) 5.4 (0.12) 5.9 (0.16)
4-8 3.9 (0.18) 4.3 (0.17) 5.1 (0.14) 6.0 (0.12) 7.1 (0.13) 8.1 (0.18) 8.8 (0.23)
Males 9-13 4.3 (0.23) 4.9 (0.22) 6.1 (0.21) 7.5 (0.19) 9.2 (0.21) 10.8 (0.25) 11.8 (0.29)
14-18 4.9 (0.27) 5.6 (0.27) 6.8 (0.27) 8.3 (0.28) 10.0 (0.31) 11.7 (0.38) 12.7 (0.42)
19-30 4.7 (0.22) 5.3 (0.21) 6.6 (0.20) 8.1 (0.20) 9.7 (0.24) 11.4 (0.30) 12.5 (0.36)
31-50 4.3 (0.15) 4.9 (0.14) 6.1 (0.13) 7.5 (0.15) 9.1 (0.21) 10.7 (0.29) 11.7 (0.36)
51-70 3.2 (0.18) 3.8 (0.17) 4.7 (0.15) 6.0 (0.14) 7.4 (0.14) 8.9 (0.19) 9.8 (0.22)
71+ 2.7 (0.14) 3.2 (0.13) 4.1 (0.11) 5.2 (0.10) 6.5 (0.13) 7.9 (0.18) 8.8 (0.23)
19+ 3.7 (0.14) 4.3 (0.13) 5.5 (0.10) 7.0 (0.09) 8.7 (0.13) 10.4 (0.21) 11.5 (0.28)
Females 9-13 3.5 (0.11) 4.0 (0.11) 5.0 (0.12) 6.3 (0.14) 7.7 (0.18) 9.0 (0.24) 9.9 (0.27)
14-18 3.2 (0.14) 3.8 (0.13) 4.7 (0.13) 5.9 (0.12) 7.3 (0.13) 8.6 (0.15) 9.5 (0.17)
19-30 3.4 (0.15) 3.9 (0.15) 4.9 (0.15) 6.1 (0.15) 7.5 (0.17) 8.9 (0.20) 9.7 (0.22)
31-50 2.7 (0.12) 3.2 (0.12) 4.1 (0.13) 5.2 (0.14) 6.5 (0.16) 7.8 (0.20) 8.5 (0.23)
51-70 2.4 (0.11) 2.8 (0.11) 3.7 (0.10) 4.7 (0.10) 5.9 (0.10) 7.1 (0.12) 7.9 (0.14)
71+ 2.2 (0.11) 2.6 (0.12) 3.3 (0.12) 4.3 (0.12) 5.5 (0.13) 6.6 (0.14) 7.4 (0.16)
19+ 2.6 (0.10) 3.1 (0.10) 4.0 (0.09) 5.2 (0.08) 6.5 (0.10) 7.8 (0.12) 8.7 (0.15)
All 1+ 2.9 (0.07) 3.5 (0.07) 4.6 (0.06) 6.0 (0.06) 7.7 (0.07) 9.4 (0.13) 10.5 (0.18)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce dry pasta, rice, or cereal (approximately 1/2 cup cooked pasta, rice, or cereal or 1 cup ready-to-eat cereal flakes); 1 slice bread; 1 small roll; 1/2 English muffin or bagel.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Non-whole Grains. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/grains_nonwhl.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed September 2, 2015.

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