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QuickStats: Percentage of Daily Calories Consumed from Fast Food* Among Adults Aged ≥20 Years, by Age Group† — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2003–2006 and 2007–2010

The figure shows the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast food among adults aged ≥20 years, by age group, in the United States during 2003-2006 and 2007-2010. From 2003-2006 to 2007-2010, the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast foods among adults aged ≥20 years declined from 12.8% to 11.3%. A decrease from 12.7% to 10.5% also was observed for those aged 40-59 years, but no statistically significant change was noted for persons aged 20-39 years or ≥60 years. During both periods, the percentage of daily calories from consumption of fast foods was highest among those aged 20-39 years.

* Food usually sold at eating establishments for quick availability or takeout.

Overall estimates age adjusted to year 2000 U.S. Census standard population using age groups 20–39 years, 40–59 years, and ≥60 years.

From 2003–2006 to 2007–2010 the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast foods among adults aged ≥20 years declined from 12.8% to 11.3%. A decrease from 12.7% to 10.5% also was observed for those aged 40–59 years, but no statistically significant change was noted for persons aged 20–39 years or ≥60 years. During both periods, the percentage of daily calories from consumption of fast foods was highest among those aged 20–39 years.

Source: Fryar CD, Ervin RB. Caloric intake from fast food among adults: United States, 2007–2010. NCHS data brief no. 114. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2013. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db114.pdf.

Reported by: Cheryl D. Fryar, MSPH, cfryar@cdc.gov, 301-458-4537.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast food among adults aged ≥20 years, by age group, in the United States during 2003-2006 and 2007-2010. From 2003-2006 to 2007-2010, the percentage of daily calories consumed from fast foods among adults aged ≥20 years declined from 12.8% to 11.3%. A decrease from 12.7% to 10.5% also was observed for those aged 40-59 years, but no statistically significant change was noted for persons aged 20-39 years or ≥60 years. During both periods, the percentage of daily calories from consumption of fast foods was highest among those aged 20-39 years.



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