Usual Intake of Milk

Table 32 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A32 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 32. Milk: 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 2.0 (0.07) 0.48 0.70 1.16 1.80 2.58 3.39 3.94
4-8 1701 1.7 (0.05) 0.37 0.55 0.95 1.54 2.25 3.01 3.53
Males 9-13 1061 1.8 (0.08) 0.24 0.39 0.77 1.45 2.45 3.73 4.68
14-18 1424 1.5 (0.07) 0.16 0.27 0.58 1.17 2.07 3.21 4.07
19-30 1100 1.0 (0.08) 0.07 0.13 0.33 0.74 1.41 2.31 3.01
31-50 1466 0.9 (0.04) 0.06 0.12 0.29 0.66 1.28 2.09 2.75
51-70 1252 1.0 (0.05) 0.08 0.14 0.33 0.70 1.32 2.14 2.78
71+ 832 1.2 (0.07) 0.13 0.22 0.46 0.92 1.63 2.57 3.28
19+ 4650 1.0 (0.03) 0.07 0.14 0.32 0.71 1.35 2.20 2.86
Females 9-13 1112 1.4 (0.07) 0.24 0.37 0.68 1.20 1.92 2.79 3.43
14-18 1362 0.9 (0.06) 0.08 0.15 0.34 0.72 1.28 1.99 2.52
19-30 1325 0.8 (0.05) 0.06 0.11 0.28 0.59 1.08 1.72 2.20
31-50 1595 0.8 (0.04) 0.06 0.11 0.27 0.59 1.07 1.68 2.13
51-70 1284 0.8 (0.03) 0.07 0.12 0.28 0.59 1.06 1.66 2.11
71+ 860 0.9 (0.04) 0.11 0.19 0.39 0.74 1.27 1.92 2.40
19+ 5064 0.8 (0.02) 0.06 0.12 0.29 0.60 1.09 1.71 2.17
All Persons 1+ 17889 1.1 (0.02) 0.08 0.15 0.37 0.79 1.47 2.35 2.99
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 A32.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk.

Table A32. Milk: 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 0.5 (0.06) 0.7 (0.06) 1.2 (0.06) 1.8 (0.07) 2.6 (0.11) 3.4 (0.15) 3.9 (0.19)
4-8 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 1.0 (0.04) 1.5 (0.04) 2.3 (0.08) 3.0 (0.13) 3.5 (0.17)
Males 9-13 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.8 (0.05) 1.4 (0.07) 2.4 (0.11) 3.7 (0.18) 4.7 (0.24)
14-18 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 1.2 (0.06) 2.1 (0.10) 3.2 (0.15) 4.1 (0.20)
19-30 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 1.4 (0.11) 2.3 (0.17) 3.0 (0.22)
31-50 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.7 (0.04) 1.3 (0.06) 2.1 (0.09) 2.7 (0.12)
51-70 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.7 (0.04) 1.3 (0.06) 2.1 (0.11) 2.8 (0.15)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.5 (0.04) 0.9 (0.06) 1.6 (0.09) 2.6 (0.15) 3.3 (0.19)
19+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 1.3 (0.04) 2.2 (0.08) 2.9 (0.12)
Females 9-13 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.7 (0.05) 1.2 (0.06) 1.9 (0.09) 2.8 (0.14) 3.4 (0.18)
14-18 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.04) 0.7 (0.06) 1.3 (0.09) 2.0 (0.12) 2.5 (0.16)
19-30 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 1.1 (0.07) 1.7 (0.10) 2.2 (0.13)
31-50 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 1.1 (0.05) 1.7 (0.08) 2.1 (0.11)
51-70 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.02) 1.1 (0.04) 1.7 (0.07) 2.1 (0.10)
71+ 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.04) 1.3 (0.05) 1.9 (0.07) 2.4 (0.09)
19+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.02) 1.1 (0.03) 1.7 (0.06) 2.2 (0.09)
All 1+ 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.4 (0.01) 0.8 (0.02) 1.5 (0.03) 2.3 (0.06) 3.0 (0.08)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup of milk.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Milk. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/milk.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed July 31, 2015.

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