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. "Summary." Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.
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BOX S-2 Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes for Healthy Individuals and Groups
Type of Use
For the Individual
For a Group
EAR: use in conjunction with a measure of variability of the group’s intake to set goals for the mean intake of a specific population.
RDA: aim for this intake.
AI: aim for this intake.
UL: use as a guide to limit intake; chronic intake of higher amounts may increase risk of adverse effects.
EAR: use to examine the possibility of inadequacy; evaluation of true status requires clinical, biochemical, and/or anthropometric data.
EAR: use in the assessment of the prevalence of inadequate intakes within a group.
UL: use to examine the possibility of overconsumption; evaluation of true status requires clinical, biochemical, and/or anthropometric data.
RDA = Recommended Dietary Allowance
EAR = Estimated Average Requirement
AI = Adequate Intake
UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level
a Requires statistically valid approximation of usual intake.