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TABLE F-7 Usual Sodium Intake Distributions from Foods Among Adults with Hypertension

 

Usual Intake Percentiles (mg/d)

n

AI

UL

5th

10th

25th

All adultsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

19–30 yrs

78

1,500

2,300

3,641

3,869

4,272

31–50 yrs

569

1,500

2,300

2,015

2,303

2,849

51–70 yrs

1,386

1,300

2,300

1,790

2,034

2,486

> 70 yrs

1,127

1,200

2,300

1,479

1,679

2,049

All adults 19+ yrs

3,160

 

2,300

1,711

1,963

2,437

Males

 

 

 

 

 

 

19–30 yrs

66

1,500

2,300

4,801

4,833

4,886

31–50 yrs

314

1,500

2,300

2,472

2,800

3,420

51–70 yrs

661

1,300

2,300

2,112

2,375

2,858

> 70 yrs

520

1,200

2,300

1,711

1,935

2,345

All males 19+ yrs

1,561

 

2,300

2,057

2,347

2,890

Femalesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

19–30 yrs

11

1,500

2,300

3,059~

3,222~

3,498~

31–50 yrs

254

1,500

2,300

1,909

2,099

2,439

51–70 yrs

725

1,300

2,300

1,662

1,870

2,248

> 70 yrs

607

1,200

2,300

1,424

1,602

1,930

All females 19+ yrs

1,597

 

2,300

1,587

1,791

2,165

NOTES: AI = Adequate Intake; d = day; mg = milligram; n = unweighted sample size; hypertension is defined as a measurement of systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mm Hg or current treatment with a prescription medication; SE = standard error; UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level.

aExcludes pregnant and lactating females.

~Unreliable due to small sample size.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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