Usual Intake of Total Meat, Poultry, Fish, & Other Seafood

Table 27 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A27 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 27. Total meat, poultry, fish, and other seafood: 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 2.0 (0.09) 0.75 0.99 1.40 1.90 2.48 3.10 3.52
4-8 1701 2.9 (0.09) 1.31 1.63 2.16 2.81 3.54 4.30 4.79
Males 9-13 1061 4.0 (0.15) 1.83 2.22 2.94 3.85 4.88 5.98 6.70
14-18 1424 5.2 (0.20) 2.55 3.08 3.97 5.08 6.35 7.62 8.48
19-30 1100 6.1 (0.18) 3.01 3.62 4.68 5.94 7.33 8.77 9.70
31-50 1466 6.4 (0.16) 3.41 3.95 4.94 6.18 7.60 9.05 9.98
51-70 1252 5.5 (0.13) 2.80 3.32 4.23 5.35 6.64 7.94 8.81
71+ 832 4.1 (0.11) 1.92 2.32 3.05 3.97 5.03 6.13 6.85
19+ 4650 5.9 (0.10) 2.84 3.41 4.44 5.71 7.13 8.57 9.51
Females 9-13 1112 3.1 (0.13) 1.55 1.86 2.38 3.02 3.74 4.47 4.97
14-18 1362 3.3 (0.12) 1.53 1.93 2.53 3.25 4.04 4.84 5.37
19-30 1325 4.0 (0.11) 2.01 2.44 3.11 3.90 4.78 5.63 6.21
31-50 1595 3.9 (0.11) 2.02 2.42 3.07 3.84 4.69 5.56 6.12
51-70 1284 3.6 (0.13) 1.91 2.24 2.82 3.52 4.31 5.12 5.65
71+ 860 3.1 (0.09) 1.59 1.88 2.38 3.00 3.70 4.41 4.87
19+ 5064 3.8 (0.08) 1.90 2.27 2.90 3.66 4.51 5.37 5.93
All Persons 1+ 17889 4.4 (0.06) 1.73 2.17 2.98 4.07 5.51 7.13 8.18
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 A27.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish.

Table A27. Total meat, poultry, fish, and other seafood: 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 0.7 (0.15) 1.0 (0.13) 1.4 (0.11) 1.9 (0.10) 2.5 (0.09) 3.1 (0.12) 3.5 (0.15)
4-8 1.3 (0.13) 1.6 (0.10) 2.2 (0.08) 2.8 (0.09) 3.5 (0.13) 4.3 (0.20) 4.8 (0.24)
Males 9-13 1.8 (0.14) 2.2 (0.13) 2.9 (0.13) 3.8 (0.15) 4.9 (0.18) 6.0 (0.23) 6.7 (0.27)
14-18 2.6 (0.19) 3.1 (0.18) 4.0 (0.18) 5.1 (0.20) 6.4 (0.23) 7.6 (0.28) 8.5 (0.31)
19-30 3.0 (0.25) 3.6 (0.19) 4.7 (0.17) 5.9 (0.17) 7.3 (0.19) 8.8 (0.25) 9.7 (0.30)
31-50 3.4 (0.20) 4.0 (0.18) 4.9 (0.16) 6.2 (0.16) 7.6 (0.18) 9.0 (0.23) 10.0 (0.27)
51-70 2.8 (0.16) 3.3 (0.13) 4.2 (0.13) 5.4 (0.13) 6.6 (0.17) 7.9 (0.22) 8.8 (0.27)
71+ 1.9 (0.15) 2.3 (0.13) 3.0 (0.11) 4.0 (0.10) 5.0 (0.12) 6.1 (0.16) 6.9 (0.20)
19+ 2.8 (0.14) 3.4 (0.12) 4.4 (0.10) 5.7 (0.10) 7.1 (0.13) 8.6 (0.19) 9.5 (0.24)
Females 9-13 1.5 (0.18) 1.9 (0.18) 2.4 (0.16) 3.0 (0.15) 3.7 (0.14) 4.5 (0.15) 5.0 (0.17)
14-18 1.5 (0.15) 1.9 (0.14) 2.5 (0.13) 3.3 (0.12) 4.0 (0.14) 4.8 (0.19) 5.4 (0.24)
19-30 2.0 (0.15) 2.4 (0.14) 3.1 (0.12) 3.9 (0.11) 4.8 (0.14) 5.6 (0.20) 6.2 (0.25)
31-50 2.0 (0.15) 2.4 (0.15) 3.1 (0.13) 3.8 (0.12) 4.7 (0.12) 5.6 (0.17) 6.1 (0.22)
51-70 1.9 (0.18) 2.2 (0.17) 2.8 (0.16) 3.5 (0.14) 4.3 (0.13) 5.1 (0.16) 5.6 (0.19)
71+ 1.6 (0.13) 1.9 (0.13) 2.4 (0.11) 3.0 (0.09) 3.7 (0.10) 4.4 (0.14) 4.9 (0.18)
19+ 1.9 (0.13) 2.3 (0.13) 2.9 (0.11) 3.7 (0.09) 4.5 (0.09) 5.4 (0.14) 5.9 (0.19)
All 1+ 1.7 (0.08) 2.2 (0.09) 3.0 (0.08) 4.1 (0.06) 5.5 (0.09) 7.1 (0.11) 8.2 (0.16)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 ounce cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish.

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Usual Intake of Total Meat, Poultry, Fish, & Other Seafood. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/meat_fish_all.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 31, 2015.

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