Usual Intake of Total Vegetables, Including Cooked Dry Beans & Peas

Table 17 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A17 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 17. Total vegetables, including cooked dry beans and peas: 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 0.8 (0.02) 0.29 0.36 0.50 0.70 0.95 1.21 1.39
4-8 1701 1.0 (0.03) 0.40 0.48 0.66 0.90 1.19 1.49 1.70
Males 9-13 1061 1.3 (0.07) 0.45 0.57 0.82 1.17 1.63 2.12 2.45
14-18 1424 1.5 (0.08) 0.56 0.70 1.00 1.40 1.90 2.42 2.78
19-30 1100 1.9 (0.05) 0.75 0.93 1.28 1.76 2.33 2.93 3.33
31-50 1466 2.0 (0.05) 0.86 1.05 1.43 1.94 2.54 3.17 3.57
51-70 1252 1.9 (0.06) 0.81 0.99 1.35 1.84 2.43 3.04 3.45
71+ 832 1.7 (0.05) 0.65 0.81 1.12 1.55 2.08 2.64 3.02
19+ 4650 1.9 (0.03) 0.80 0.98 1.34 1.83 2.42 3.04 3.45
Females 9-13 1112 1.2 (0.04) 0.47 0.57 0.79 1.09 1.45 1.83 2.08
14-18 1362 1.2 (0.04) 0.47 0.58 0.80 1.09 1.46 1.84 2.10
19-30 1324 1.5 (0.05) 0.67 0.81 1.08 1.44 1.87 2.31 2.60
31-50 1595 1.6 (0.04) 0.71 0.86 1.13 1.50 1.93 2.39 2.68
51-70 1284 1.7 (0.04) 0.76 0.91 1.20 1.57 2.02 2.49 2.79
71+ 860 1.5 (0.05) 0.67 0.81 1.07 1.43 1.85 2.28 2.57
19+ 5063 1.6 (0.03) 0.71 0.85 1.13 1.50 1.93 2.39 2.69
All Persons 1+ 17888 1.6 (0.02) 0.56 0.72 1.03 1.47 2.01 2.59 2.98
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 A17.
4: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables; 1 cup juice; 2 cups raw leafy greens; 1 cup cooked dry beans or peas.

Table A17. Total vegetables, including cooked dry beans and peas: 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 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.02) 0.9 (0.03) 1.2 (0.05) 1.4 (0.07)
4-8 0.4 (0.04) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.04) 1.2 (0.04) 1.5 (0.06) 1.7 (0.07)
Males 9-13 0.4 (0.06) 0.6 (0.06) 0.8 (0.07) 1.2 (0.07) 1.6 (0.07) 2.1 (0.08) 2.4 (0.09)
14-18 0.6 (0.05) 0.7 (0.06) 1.0 (0.06) 1.4 (0.08) 1.9 (0.10) 2.4 (0.14) 2.8 (0.16)
19-30 0.8 (0.06) 0.9 (0.06) 1.3 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06) 2.3 (0.07) 2.9 (0.11) 3.3 (0.13)
31-50 0.9 (0.07) 1.1 (0.07) 1.4 (0.06) 1.9 (0.05) 2.5 (0.06) 3.2 (0.09) 3.6 (0.12)
51-70 0.8 (0.06) 1.0 (0.06) 1.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06) 2.4 (0.08) 3.0 (0.12) 3.4 (0.15)
71+ 0.7 (0.06) 0.8 (0.06) 1.1 (0.06) 1.5 (0.06) 2.1 (0.07) 2.6 (0.09) 3.0 (0.12)
19+ 0.8 (0.06) 1.0 (0.06) 1.3 (0.05) 1.8 (0.04) 2.4 (0.05) 3.0 (0.09) 3.4 (0.12)
Females 9-13 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.1 (0.04) 1.5 (0.05) 1.8 (0.07) 2.1 (0.09)
14-18 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.1 (0.04) 1.5 (0.04) 1.8 (0.06) 2.1 (0.08)
19-30 0.7 (0.05) 0.8 (0.05) 1.1 (0.05) 1.4 (0.05) 1.9 (0.06) 2.3 (0.08) 2.6 (0.10)
31-50 0.7 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.1 (0.04) 1.5 (0.04) 1.9 (0.05) 2.4 (0.08) 2.7 (0.10)
51-70 0.8 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.2 (0.04) 1.6 (0.04) 2.0 (0.06) 2.5 (0.09) 2.8 (0.11)
71+ 0.7 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.1 (0.04) 1.4 (0.05) 1.8 (0.07) 2.3 (0.10) 2.6 (0.12)
19+ 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 (0.04) 1.1 (0.03) 1.5 (0.03) 1.9 (0.04) 2.4 (0.07) 2.7 (0.09)
All 1+ 0.6 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.0 (0.02) 1.5 (0.02) 2.0 (0.03) 2.6 (0.05) 3.0 (0.08)
1: Standard error of the percentile.
2: 1 cup equivalent = 1 cup cut-up raw or cooked vegetables; 1/2 cup dried vegetables; 1 cup juice; 2 cups raw leafy greens; 1 cup cooked dry beans or peas.

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Usual Intake of Total Vegetables, Including Cooked Dry Beans & Peas. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/veg_all.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 2, 2015.

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