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TABLE F-9 Top 10 Food Sources of Sodium Intake by Age or Gender for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

Age or Gender Group

Food Source

Percentage of Sodium Contributed

Ages 2–3 yrs (males and females)

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

11.6

Pasta dishes, Italian style

5.9

Cheese

4.3

Cold cereal

4.2

Chicken

4.0

Hot dogs

3.6

Macaroni and cheese

3.2

Pizza with meat

3.0

Unflavored whole milk

2.9

Unflavored 2% milk

2.5

Sum

45.1

Ages 4–8 yrs (males and females)

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

11.7

Chicken

5.9

Pizza with meat

5.7

Cold cereal

4.7

Pasta dishes, Italian style

3.9

Macaroni and cheese

3.5

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers

3.2

Cheese

3.1

Pizza (no meat)

2.5

Pancakes, waffles, French toast

2.2

Sum

46.3

Males 9–13 yrs

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

16.3

Pizza with meat

7.3

Hamburgers/cheeseburgers

4.8

Mexican entrées

4.5

Chicken

4.1

Pasta dishes, Italian style

3.9

Cold cereal

3.2

Cheese

2.5

Pizza (no meat)

2.3

Grain soups

2.1

Sum

51.1

Females 9–13 yrs

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

15.2

Pizza with meat

5.9

Chicken

4.7

Pasta dishes, Italian style

4.5

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers

3.2

Mexican entrées

3.1

Cold cereal

2.7

Cheese

2.5

Macaroni and cheese

2.3

Grain soups

2.2

Sum

46.3



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