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TABLE F-1 Mean 1-Day Sodium Intake by Dietary Source by Age or Gender for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

 

Mean Intake (mg/d)

n

Fooda

SE

Table Saltb

SE

All Ages 2+ Yrs

16,822

3,407

13.8

178

1.4

Children

 

 

 

 

 

2–3 yrs

921

2,201

31.4

28

1.9

4–8 yrs

1,680

2,795

29.6

49

1.7

Males

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,009

3,513

48.9

93

2.6

14–18 yrs

1,351

4,339

65.6

105

2.3

19–30 yrs

1,097

4,490

64.2

217

5.8

31–50 yrs

1,439

4,448

55.4

237

5.5

51–70 yrs

1,215

3,738

50.4

230

6.0

> 70 yrs

808

3,000

47.0

189

7.1

Femalesc

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,039

3,019

43.9

85

2.5

14–18 yrs

1,250

2,980

42.0

112

2.4

19–30 yrs

914

3,062

46.6

207

6.2

31–50 yrs

1,350

3,021

40.4

215

5.4

51–70 yrs

1,251

2,773

35.8

197

5.5

> 70 yrs

787

2,397

38.3

127

5.5

Pregnant and lactating femalesd

711

3,465

55.2

220

6.9

Pregnant females

623

3,541

62.2

201

7.1

Lactating females

99

3,236

121.8

270

19.4

NOTES: d = day; mg = milligram; n = unweighted sample size; SE = standard error.

aIncludes salt added in food preparation and cooking.

bSalt added by the consumer at the table.

cExcludes pregnant and lactating females (shown separately).

dIncludes 11 females who were pregnant and lactating.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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