Usual Intake of Nuts & Seeds

Table 30 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A30 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 30. Nuts and seeds: 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 0.2 (0.02) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.11 0.25 0.44 0.60
4-8 1701 0.3 (0.03) 0.02 0.03 0.07 0.17 0.37 0.62 0.82
Males 9-13 1061 0.5 (0.07) 0.02 0.04 0.11 0.28 0.64 1.27 1.83
14-18 1424 0.3 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.15 0.38 0.79 1.19
19-30 1100 0.5 (0.06) 0.02 0.04 0.11 0.28 0.66 1.30 1.91
31-50 1466 0.7 (0.06) 0.03 0.06 0.15 0.38 0.87 1.67 2.37
51-70 1252 0.8 (0.06) 0.04 0.07 0.18 0.44 0.97 1.84 2.60
71+ 832 0.6 (0.06) 0.03 0.05 0.14 0.34 0.78 1.48 2.10
19+ 4650 0.7 (0.04) 0.03 0.06 0.14 0.37 0.84 1.61 2.32
Females 9-13 1112 0.3 (0.07) 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.13 0.38 0.88 1.36
14-18 1362 0.3 (0.04) 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.11 0.36 0.86 1.38
19-30 1325 0.4 (0.05) 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.14 0.43 1.02 1.61
31-50 1595 0.5 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.21 0.60 1.34 2.05
51-70 1284 0.6 (0.05) 0.01 0.02 0.07 0.25 0.69 1.51 2.30
71+ 860 0.5 (0.07) 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.20 0.57 1.27 1.94
19+ 5064 0.5 (0.03) 0.01 0.02 0.06 0.20 0.58 1.30 1.99
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.5 (0.02) 0.01 0.02 0.08 0.24 0.61 1.28 1.94
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 A30.
4: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

Table A30. Nuts and seeds: 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 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.08)
4-8 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06) 0.8 (0.11)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.6 (0.09) 1.3 (0.18) 1.8 (0.27)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.06) 0.8 (0.11) 1.2 (0.17)
19-30 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.06) 0.7 (0.09) 1.3 (0.14) 1.9 (0.19)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.9 (0.07) 1.7 (0.16) 2.4 (0.27)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05) 1.0 (0.08) 1.8 (0.16) 2.6 (0.28)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.8 (0.09) 1.5 (0.16) 2.1 (0.24)
19+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.6 (0.11) 2.3 (0.20)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.08) 0.9 (0.17) 1.4 (0.26)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.4 (0.05) 0.9 (0.10) 1.4 (0.16)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.03) 0.4 (0.06) 1.0 (0.12) 1.6 (0.18)
31-50 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.6 (0.06) 1.3 (0.13) 2.1 (0.21)
51-70 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.7 (0.07) 1.5 (0.13) 2.3 (0.20)
71+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.6 (0.07) 1.3 (0.16) 1.9 (0.25)
19+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.6 (0.04) 1.3 (0.08) 2.0 (0.14)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.6 (0.03) 1.3 (0.06) 1.9 (0.11)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 ounce equivalent = 1 tablespoon peanut butter; 1/2 ounce nuts or seeds.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

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

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