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QuickStats: Average Daily Intake of Kilocalories, by Sex and Age Group, for Adults Aged ≥20 Years --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2007--2008*

The figure shows average daily intake of kilocalories, by sex and age group, for adults aged ≥20 years in the United States from 2007-2008, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. During 2007-2008, on average, men consumed 2,504 kilocalories daily, and women consumed 1,771 kilocalories daily. Men had a significantly higher intake of kilocalories than women in each of the three age groups: 20-39 years, 40-59 years, and ≥60 years. Men aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger men, and women aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger 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.

During 2007--2008, on average, men consumed 2,504 kilocalories daily, and women consumed 1,771 kilocalories daily. Men had a significantly higher intake of kilocalories than women in each of the three age groups: 20--39 years, 40--59 years, and ≥60 years. Men aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger men, and women aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger 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 average daily intake of kilocalories, by sex and age group, for adults aged ≥20 years in the United States from 2007-2008, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. During 2007-2008, on average, men consumed 2,504 kilocalories daily, and women consumed 1,771 kilocalories daily. Men had a significantly higher intake of kilocalories than women in each of the three age groups: 20-39 years, 40-59 years, and ≥60 years. Men aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger men, and women aged ≥60 years consumed fewer kilocalories than younger women.



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