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TABLE F-2 Usual Sodium Intake Distributions from All Dietary Sources by Age or Gender for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

 

Usual Intake Percentiles (mg/d)

n

AI

UL

5th

10th

25th

All ages 2+ yrs

16,822

 

 

2,007

2,283

2,799

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

2–3 yrs

921

1,000

1,500

1,378

1,532

1,819

4–8 yrs

1,680

1,200

1,900

1,876

2,054

2,382

Males

 

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,009

1,500

2,200

2,572

2,770

3,122

14–18 yrs

1,351

1,500

2,300

2,543

2,883

3,509

19–30 yrs

1,097

1,500

2,300

2,960

3,293

3,903

31–50 yrs

1,439

1,500

2,300

2,895

3,235

3,850

51–70 yrs

1,215

1,300

2,300

2,373

2,668

3,214

> 70 yrs

808

1,200

2,300

1,963

2,191

2,612

Femalesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,039

1,500

2,200

2,001

2,212

2,591

14–18 yrs

1,250

1,500

2,300

1,960

2,172

2,561

19–30 yrs

914

1,500

2,300

1,994

2,245

2,691

31–50 yrs

1,350

1,500

2,300

1,978

2,217

2,647

51–70 yrs

1,251

1,300

2,300

1,860

2,072

2,454

> 70 yrs

787

1,200

2,300

1,623

1,801

2,118

Pregnant and lactating femalesb

711

1,500

2,300

2,344

2,612

3,088

Pregnant females

623

1,500

2,300

2,327

2,592

3,081

Lactating females

99

1,500

2,300

2,387

2,638

3,054

NOTES: AI = Adequate Intake; d = day; mg = milligram; n = unweighted sample size; includes sodium from foods, salt added at the table, tap water, and supplements; SE = standard error; UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level.

aExcludes pregnant and lactating females (shown separately).

bIncludes 11 females who were pregnant and lactating.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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