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Age or Gender Group

Food Source

Percentage of Sodium Contributed

Males > 70 yrs

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

17.5

Bread

4.2

Vegetable mixtures (incl. soup)

3.3

Cold cereal

3.2

Cooked potatoes—not fried

2.9

Eggs

2.8

Chicken

2.6

Pasta dishes, Italian style

2.4

Bacon or sausage

2.3

Salad (greens)

2.3

Sum

43.7

Females > 70 yrs

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

15.4

Bread

4.3

Salad (greens)

3.5

Cooked potatoes—not fried

3.3

Vegetable mixtures (incl. soup)

3.1

Cold cereal

2.9

Meat mixtures with red meat

2.7

Meat soup

2.4

Chicken

2.3

Cheese

2.1

Sum

41.8

Pregnant and lactating females

Sandwiches (excl. burgers)

12.6

Pizza with meat

5.1

Salad (greens)

3.7

Cheese

3.7

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers

3.6

Chicken

3.6

Mexican entrées

3.2

Macaroni and cheese

2.9

Cold cereal

2.8

Eggs

2.6

Sum

43.6

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.



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