Usual Intake of Dark-green & Orange Vegetables

Table 7 includes the mean, standard error of the mean, and percentiles of the distribution of intake; Appendix Table A7 provides percentile values (rounded) and their standard errors.

Table 7. Dark-green and orange vegetables: 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 0.1 (0.01) 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.10 0.21 0.30
4-8 1701 0.1 (0.01) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.09 0.18 0.27
Males 9-13 1061 0.1 (0.01) 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.11 0.23 0.33
14-18 1424 0.1 (0.01) 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.08 0.16 0.24
19-30 1100 0.1 (0.01) 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.06 0.15 0.28 0.41
31-50 1466 0.2 (0.02) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.11 0.23 0.41 0.57
51-70 1252 0.2 (0.01) 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.12 0.26 0.45 0.62
71+ 832 0.2 (0.02) 0.01 0.03 0.06 0.13 0.27 0.46 0.62
19+ 4650 0.2 (0.01) 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.10 0.22 0.40 0.55
Females 9-13 1112 0.1 (0.01) 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.10 0.19 0.26
14-18 1362 0.1 (0.01) 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.12 0.22 0.31
19-30 1325 0.1 (0.01) 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.08 0.16 0.29 0.40
31-50 1595 0.2 (0.02) 0.02 0.03 0.07 0.16 0.30 0.49 0.63
51-70 1284 0.2 (0.02) 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.16 0.30 0.48 0.62
71+ 860 0.2 (0.02) 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.16 0.29 0.45 0.58
19+ 5064 0.2 (0.01) 0.02 0.03 0.06 0.14 0.27 0.44 0.58
All Persons 1+ 17889 0.2 (0.01) 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.09 0.21 0.38 0.52
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 A7.
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.

Table A7. Dark-green and orange vegetables: 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 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05)
4-8 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03)
Males 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.2 (0.04)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.05)
31-50 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06)
51-70 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 0.6 (0.07)
19+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04)
Females 9-13 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04)
14-18 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04)
19-30 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04)
31-50 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06)
51-70 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.04) 0.6 (0.06)
71+ 0.0 (0.01) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05)
19+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.05)
All 1+ 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.0 (0.00) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.4 (0.02) 0.5 (0.03)
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.

Suggested Citation

Suggested citation for information contained on this page:

Usual Intake of Dark-green & Orange Vegetables. Epidemiology Research Program Web site. National Cancer Institute. http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2001-04/veg_drkgreen_orange.html. Updated June 2, 2015. Accessed August 1, 2015.

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