Usual Intake of Cheese

Table A36. Cheese: Means, percentiles and standard errors of usual intake, 2007-2010
  Age (Years) N1 cup equivalents3
Mean (SE)2 5% (SE) 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE)
Males 1-3 774 0.4 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 1.0 (0.08)
4-8 1001 0.6 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.02) 0.8 (0.03) 1.1 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08)
9-13 850 0.8 (0.04) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 1.0 (0.05) 1.3 (0.08) 1.5 (0.10)
14-18 808 1.0 (0.05) 0.3 (0.04) 0.4 (0.05) 0.6 (0.05) 1.0 (0.05) 1.3 (0.06) 1.7 (0.09) 2.0 (0.11)
19-30 1,113 1.0 (0.05) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.05) 0.9 (0.05) 1.3 (0.06) 1.8 (0.08) 2.0 (0.11)
31-50 1,825 0.9 (0.04) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.2 (0.05) 1.6 (0.07) 1.9 (0.09)
51-70 1,773 0.7 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.9 (0.04) 1.3 (0.06) 1.5 (0.08)
71+ 912 0.4 (0.03) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.0 (0.04)
19+ 5,623 0.8 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.5 (0.06) 1.8 (0.08)
Females 1-3 715 0.4 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.4 (0.03) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 0.9 (0.07)
4-8 894 0.6 (0.03) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.04) 0.8 (0.04) 1.0 (0.06) 1.2 (0.08)
9-13 867 0.6 (0.04) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.8 (0.05) 1.1 (0.06) 1.3 (0.08)
14-18 727 0.7 (0.04) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.6 (0.04) 0.9 (0.04) 1.2 (0.07) 1.4 (0.08)
19-30 1,160 0.7 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3 (0.03) 0.4 (0.04) 0.7 (0.04) 1.0 (0.04) 1.3 (0.04) 1.5 (0.06)
31-50 1,994 0.6 (0.02) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.03) 0.5 (0.03) 0.8 (0.03) 1.1 (0.04) 1.2 (0.05)
51-70 1,740 0.5 (0.02) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.4 (0.03) 0.7 (0.03) 0.9 (0.04) 1.1 (0.05)
71+ 964 0.3 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.01) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.7 (0.03) 0.9 (0.03)
19+ 5,858 0.6 (0.02) 0.1 (0.01) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 0.8 (0.02) 1.0 (0.03) 1.2 (0.04)
All 1+ 18,117 0.7 (0.02) 0.1 (0.01) 0.2 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 0.6 (0.02) 0.9 (0.02) 1.3 (0.04) 1.5 (0.05)

1: Number of persons in sample.
2: Standard errors (df=32).
3: 1 cup equivalent = the amount of cheese that contains the same amount of calcium (302 mg) as 1 cup of skim milk (generally 1.5 ounces natural cheese or 2 ounces processed cheese).

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