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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Daily Kilocalorie Intake Among Adults Aged 20--74 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 1971--2008*

The figure shows age-adjusted daily kilocalorie intake among adults aged 20-74 years, by sex, in the United States, during 1971-2008. The average daily kilocalorie intake for men increased from the period 1971-1974 to 1988-1994 and then leveled off through 2007-2008. For women, the average daily kilocalorie intake increased from the period 1971-1974 to 1999-2000 and remained relatively stable through 2007-2008. Throughout the period 1971-1974 through 2007-2008, men consumed more kilocalorie on a daily basis than women.

* Based on responses to a series of questions in the 24-hour dietary recall interview of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

The average daily kilocalorie intake for men increased from the survey period 1971--1974 to 1988--1994 and then leveled off through 2007--2008. For women, the average daily kilocalorie intake increased from 1971--1974 to 1999--2000 and remained relatively stable through 2007--2008. From 1971--1974 to 2007--2008, men consumed more kilocalories on a daily basis than women.

Sources: Wright JD, Wang CY. Trends in intake of energy and macronutrients in adults from 1999--2000 through 2007--2008. NCHS Data Brief no. 49. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db49.htm.

CDC. Trends in intake of energy and macronutrients --- United States, 1971--2000. MMWR 2004;53:79--82.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted daily kilocalorie intake among adults aged 20-74 years, by sex, in the United States, during 1971-2008. The average daily kilocalorie intake for men increased from the period 1971-1974 to 1988-1994 and then leveled off through 2007-2008. For women, the average daily kilocalorie intake increased from the period 1971-1974 to 1999-2000 and remained relatively stable through 2007-2008. Throughout the period 1971-1974 through 2007-2008, men consumed more kilocalorie on a daily basis than women.



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