Usual Intake of Whole Grains

Table 18 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A18 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 18. 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 0.5 (0.02) 0.07 0.11 0.20 0.37 0.61 0.91 1.13
4-8 1701 0.5 (0.03) 0.07 0.11 0.22 0.41 0.68 1.02 1.25
Males 9-13 1061 0.7 (0.05) 0.03 0.06 0.18 0.48 0.97 1.61 2.08
14-18 1424 0.5 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 0.08 0.26 0.64 1.18 1.60
19-30 1100 0.6 (0.06) 0.02 0.03 0.11 0.34 0.81 1.45 1.94
31-50 1466 0.7 (0.04) 0.02 0.05 0.16 0.43 0.95 1.61 2.12
51-70 1252 0.9 (0.05) 0.05 0.10 0.27 0.65 1.25 1.99 2.53
71+ 832 1.1 (0.06) 0.11 0.19 0.44 0.90 1.56 2.33 2.90
19+ 4650 0.7 (0.03) 0.03 0.06 0.18 0.50 1.06 1.77 2.29
Females 9-13 1112 0.5 (0.03) 0.03 0.06 0.14 0.34 0.66 1.07 1.37
14-18 1362 0.5 (0.04) 0.03 0.05 0.13 0.33 0.69 1.16 1.52
19-30 1325 0.5 (0.04) 0.03 0.05 0.14 0.35 0.70 1.18 1.53
31-50 1595 0.6 (0.03) 0.04 0.07 0.18 0.42 0.82 1.31 1.68
51-70 1284 0.8 (0.03) 0.08 0.14 0.30 0.61 1.05 1.59 1.97
71+ 860 0.8 (0.04) 0.09 0.15 0.33 0.64 1.10 1.63 2.00
19+ 5064 0.6 (0.02) 0.04 0.08 0.21 0.47 0.89 1.41 1.78
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.6 (0.02) 0.03 0.07 0.19 0.45 0.89 1.47 1.91
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 A18.
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 A18. 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 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 0.9 (0.06) 1.1 (0.08)
4-8 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.0 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 1.0 (0.07) 1.6 (0.10) 2.1 (0.13)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.04) 1.2 (0.08) 1.6 (0.10)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.05) 0.8 (0.09) 1.5 (0.14) 1.9 (0.17)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.9 (0.06) 1.6 (0.08) 2.1 (0.10)
51-70 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 1.2 (0.07) 2.0 (0.10) 2.5 (0.13)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 0.9 (0.07) 1.6 (0.08) 2.3 (0.12) 2.9 (0.14)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.8 (0.06) 2.3 (0.08)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 1.1 (0.08) 1.4 (0.11)
14-18 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.7 (0.06) 1.2 (0.09) 1.5 (0.12)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08) 1.5 (0.11)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 1.3 (0.07) 1.7 (0.10)
51-70 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.6 (0.08) 2.0 (0.12)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.1 (0.05) 1.6 (0.09) 2.0 (0.12)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.9 (0.03) 1.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.09)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03) 1.5 (0.04) 1.9 (0.06)
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.

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Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Whole Grains. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/grains_whl.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 1, 2015.

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