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TABLE F-3 Usual Sodium Intake Distributions from Foods 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

 

 

1,846

2,114

2,615

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

2–3 yrs

921

1,000

1,500

1,344

1,498

1,783

4–8 yrs

1,680

1,200

1,900

1,830

2,004

2,327

Males

 

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,009

1,500

2,200

2,474

2,669

3,016

14–18 yrs

1,351

1,500

2,300

2,417

2,755

3,377

19–30 yrs

1,097

1,500

2,300

2,737

3,066

3,659

31–50 yrs

1,439

1,500

2,300

2,648

2,981

3,585

51–70 yrs

1,215

1,300

2,300

2,161

2,446

2,974

> 70 yrs

808

1,200

2,300

1,784

2,004

2,413

Femalesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

9–13 yrs

1,039

1,500

2,200

1,907

2,117

2,492

14–18 yrs

1,250

1,500

2,300

1,840

2,047

2,431

19–30 yrs

914

1,500

2,300

1,841

2,076

2,496

31–50 yrs

1,350

1,500

2,300

1,774

2,003

2,417

51–70 yrs

1,251

1,300

2,300

1,659

1,864

2,236

> 70 yrs

787

1,200

2,300

1,491

1,663

1,971

Pregnant and lactating femalesb

711

1,500

2,300

2,112

2,378

2,841

Pregnant females

623

1,500

2,300

2,131

2,392

2,865

Lactating females

99

1,500

2,300

2,147

2,383

2,785

NOTES: AI = Adequate Intake; d = day; mg = milligram; n = unweighted sample size; food sources include salt added in cooking and food preparation; 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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