Recommended Amounts of Meat, poultry, and eggs

Table B13. Meat, poultry, and eggs: Estimated percentage of persons below, at, or above recommendation1
  Age (years) N Mean (SE) % with intake below recommendation (SE) % with intake meeting recommendation (SE) % with intake above recommendation (SE)
Males 1-3 774 2.50 (0.08) 14.4 (2.38) 48.6 (2.81) 37.1 (2.87)
4-8 1001 3.35 (0.10) 13.2 (2.12) 52.1 (3.23) 34.7 (3.33)
9-13 850 4.41 (0.10) 31.6 (2.20) 23.3 (1.03) 45.1 (2.35)
14-18 808 5.53 (0.20) 18.5 (3.11) 21.9 (1.29) 59.6 (3.94)
19-30 1,113 6.84 (0.18) 13.8 (2.13) 5.82 (0.45) 80.4 (2.49)
31-50 1,825 7.10 (0.12) 8.39 (1.35) 8.12 (0.52) 83.5 (1.81)
51-70 1,773 6.41 (0.17) 9.37 (1.56) 16.4 (1.19) 74.3 (2.54)
71+ 912 4.98 (0.12) 26.9 (2.77) 25.0 (0.98) 48.2 (2.67)
19+ 5,623 6.64 (0.11) 11.6 (1.41) 11.5 (0.53) 76.8 (1.68)
Females 1-3 715 2.37 (0.07) 17.8 (2.27) 49.8 (2.94) 32.4 (2.73)
4-8 894 3.20 (0.11) 16.1 (2.13) 45.9 (3.19) 38.0 (3.49)
9-13 867 3.73 (0.09) 27.0 (3.05) 38.0 (1.67) 35.0 (2.17)
14-18 727 3.79 (0.14) 45.4 (3.81) 24.4 (1.42) 30.2 (3.00)
19-30 1,160 4.42 (0.10) 29.9 (2.61) 25.0 (1.17) 45.1 (2.53)
31-50 1,994 4.57 (0.10) 26.8 (1.97) 17.1 (0.84) 56.1 (2.14)
51-70 1,740 4.39 (0.12) 30.5 (3.06) 17.8 (0.75) 51.7 (3.02)
71+ 964 3.85 (0.10) 43.5 (2.76) 18.7 (0.94) 37.8 (2.60)
19+ 5,858 4.40 (0.07) 30.6 (1.85) 19.2 (0.86) 50.2 (1.65)
All 1+ 18,117 5.04 (0.06) 22.1 (1.27) 20.8 (0.72) 57.1 (1.18)

1: Recommendations may vary based on sex, age, and activity levels. When the recommendation is a single value for a particular sex/age category, individuals are unlikely to meet the recommendation exactly. Therefore, values in the "meeting" column may be zero.

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