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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Kilocalorie and Macronutrient Intake* Among Adults Aged ≥20 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2007--2008

The figure shows age-adjusted kilocalorie and macronutrient intake among adults aged ≥20 years, by sex, in the United States during 2007-2008, based on results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. During 2007-2008, the average daily intake of kilocalories was 2,504 kilocalories for men and 1,771 kilocalories for women. Women consumed more energy from carbohydrates than men (50.5% of total daily intake of kilocalories, compared with 47.9% for men). A slight difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from protein (15.5% for women and 15.9% for men), and virtually no difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from fat (33.6% for men and 33.5% for women).

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

95% confidence interval.

§ For both men and women, the percentages do not add up to 100% because calories consumed as alcohol were excluded.

During 2007--2008, the average daily intake of kilocalories was 2,504 kilocalories for men and 1,771 kilocalories for women. Women consumed more energy from carbohydrates than men (50.5% of total daily intake of kilocalories, compared with 47.9% for men). A slight difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from protein (15.5% for women and 15.9% for men), and virtually no difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from fat (33.6% for men and 33.5% for women).

Source: 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.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted kilocalorie and macronutrient intake among adults aged ≥20 years, by sex, in the United States during 2007-2008, based on results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. During 2007-2008, the average daily intake of kilocalories was 2,504 kilocalories for men and 1,771 kilocalories for women. Women consumed more energy from carbohydrates than men (50.5% of total daily intake of kilocalories, compared with 47.9% for men). A slight difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from protein (15.5% for women and 15.9% for men), and virtually no difference was observed in the percentage of kilocalories from fat (33.6% for men and 33.5% for women).



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