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TABLE F-3 Mean and Selected Percentiles for Usual Daily Intake of Sodium (mg) by Adults: Canada, Ten Provinces, 1990–1999

Sex/Age Categorya

n

Mean

Percentile

5th

10th

25th

M, 19–30 y

1,698

4,029

2,340

2,625

3,074

Standard error

 

137

227

96

119

M, 31–50 y

2,931

3,710

2,080

2,343

2,868

Standard error

 

69

124

57

61

M, 51–70 y

3,131

3,377

1,830

2,091

2,562

Standard error

 

61

123

55

48

M, 71+ y

885

2,831

1,665

1,871

2,300

Standard error

 

81

123

94

103

F, 19–30 y

1,851

2,784

1,672

1,862

2,130

Standard error

 

71

100

39

33

F, 31–50 y

3,539

2,672

1,466

1,714

2,041

Standard error

 

48

75

35

29

F, 51–70 y

3,322

2,328

1,343

1,502

1,796

Standard error

 

40

72

36

41

F, 71+ y

857

2,197

1,177

1,420

1,680

Standard error

 

81

84

66

47

All individuals (+P/L)

18,214

3,120

1,572

1,811

2,236

Standard error

 

40

66

30

27

a M = male, F = female, P/L = pregnant and/or lactating.

NOTE: Variability estimated using SUDAAN V8.0.1, with Taylor linearization, taking into account the complex sample design. Adjustment for intra individual variability using modified NAS method (for method see Karpinski KF and Nargundkar MS. 1992. Nova Scotia nutrition survey methodology report. Report No. E451311-0010. Canada: Health and Welfare Canada; Wright, J.D., Ervin B., and Briefel R.R., eds. 1994. Consensus workshop on dietary assessment: Nutrition monitoring and tracking the year 2000 objectives. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).



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