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TABLE 5-2 Usual Sodium Intake from Foodsa with Percentile Distributions for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

 

Usual Intake Percentiles (mg/d)

Excessive Intake

5th

10th

25th

Median

SE

75th

90th

95th

% > UL

SE

All ages 2+ years

1,846

2,114

2,615

3,268

9

4,044

4,879

5,454

88

1

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2–5 years

1,455

1,619

1,922

2,311

16

2,767

3,250

3,579

87

2

6–18 yearsa

2,028

2,268

2,711

3,272

13

3,920

4,607

5,083

93

1

Adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men, 19+ years

2,324

2,648

3,243

3,995

18

4,861

5,761

6,365

95

1

Women, 19+ yearsb

1,679

1,897

2,293

2,794

13

3,364

3,952

4,357

75

1

All adults, 19+ yearsb

1,845

2,126

2,654

3,344

13

4,166

5,048

5,652

86

1

NOTE: d = day; mg = milligram; SE = standard error; UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level (see Appendix F, Table F-3).

aIncludes salt added in cooking and food preparation.

bExcludes pregnant and lactating women; data for these persons are shown in Appendix F, Table F-3

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.

FIGURE 5-3 Usual mean sodium intake from foods versus Adequate Intake (AI) for children.

FIGURE 5-3 Usual mean sodium intake from foods versus Adequate Intake (AI) for children.

NOTE: d = day; mg = milligram.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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