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Table 2.5.a. Serum trans-beta-carotene: Total population

Geometric mean and selected percentiles of serum concentrations (in µg/dL) for the total U.S. population aged 3 years and older, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001–2002.

Geometric mean
(95% conf. interval)

Selected percentiles (95% conf. interval)

Sample
size

10th

50th

90th

Males and Females

Total, 3 years and older

12.2

(11.5-13.0)

4.30

(4.10-4.70)

11.9

(11.3-12.5)

34.3

(31.7-37.4)

8358

3–5 years

13.6

(12.6-14.6)

5.80

(4.90-7.10)

13.5

(12.1-15.3)

31.1

(27.5-35.9)

429

6–11 years

13.3

(12.7-13.9)

6.50

(6.10-6.90)

13.2

(12.6-13.9)

27.0

(23.3-29.8)

1012

12–19 years

9.69

(9.20-10.2)

4.20

(3.90-4.70)

9.60

(9.00-10.4)

21.6

(20.1-23.7)

2206

20–39 years

10.3

(9.38-11.2)

3.70

(3.30-4.20)

9.90

(9.10-10.9)

29.0

(25.7-32.8)

1716

40–59 years

13.3

(12.1-14.7)

4.20

(3.70-4.90)

12.9

(12.0-14.2)

42.8

(35.3-49.8)

1471

60 years and older

16.5

(14.9-18.3)

5.50

(4.40-6.10)

17.6

(15.3-19.6)

46.0

(41.5-50.9)

1524

Males

Total, 3 years and older

10.9

(10.2-11.7)

3.90

(3.60-4.30)

11.0

(10.3-11.7)

30.2

(26.8-33.0)

4053

3–5 years

13.3

(11.7-15.2)

5.60

(5.00-6.80)

14.2

(11.9-16.1)

30.1

(23.8-44.8)

216

6–11 years

13.5

(12.4-14.7)

6.50

(6.10-7.10)

13.4

(11.9-14.7)

26.4

(23.0-31.3)

507

12–19 years

9.27

(8.57-10.0)

4.10

(3.80-4.40)

9.10

(8.30-10.2)

20.1

(18.8-22.0)

1092

20–39 years

9.07

(8.24-10.0)

3.40

(2.90-4.10)

8.80

(7.90-9.80)

24.6

(21.3-29.6)

724

40–59 years

11.3

(10.2-12.7)

3.70

(3.30-4.10)

11.6

(10.2-12.6)

33.0

(27.0-43.9)

764

60 years and older

14.5

(13.0-16.2)

4.30

(3.60-5.20)

15.5

(13.6-17.3)

42.2

(35.0-47.0)

750

Females

Total, 3 years and older

13.6

(12.7-14.6)

5.10

(4.70-5.50)

13.0

(12.2-14.2)

38.2

(35.3-41.4)

4305

3–5 years

13.8

(12.1-15.7)

5.80

(4.30-7.90)

12.6

(10.9-15.7)

32.6

(24.6-55.1)

213

6–11 years

13.0

(12.3-13.7)

6.30

(5.70-7.10)

12.6

(12.0-13.5)

28.0

(22.3-31.3)

505

12–19 years

10.1

(9.53-10.8)

4.50

(3.90-5.30)

10.3

(9.60-11.0)

23.3

(20.3-26.4)

1114

20–39 years

11.4

(10.3-12.6)

4.20

(3.50-4.80)

10.8

(9.50-12.3)

32.1

(28.9-37.0)

992

40–59 years

15.8

(14.1-17.8)

5.50

(4.70-5.90)

15.1

(13.4-17.1)

49.9

(39.1-63.2)

707

60 years and older

18.1

(16.0-20.6)

6.00

(5.00-7.60)

19.0

(16.9-21.8)

48.1

(42.6-55.8)

774

 

Table 2.5.b. Serum trans-beta-carotene: Mexican Americans

Geometric mean and selected percentiles of serum concentrations (in µg/dL) for Mexican Americans in the U.S. population aged 3 years and older, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001–2002.

Geometric mean
(95% conf. interval)

Selected percentiles (95% conf. interval)

Sample
size

10th

50th

90th

Males and Females

Total, 3 years and older

12.5

(11.7-13.4)

4.70

(4.20-5.50)

12.8

(11.7-13.9)

31.0

(28.4-33.6)

2116

3–5 years

13.9

(11.7-16.5)

7.10

(4.80-9.70)

13.0

(10.9-16.1)

24.3

(22.0-29.0)

126

6–11 years

13.4

(12.4-14.4)

6.60

(5.70-7.60)

13.6

(12.1-14.9)

28.2

(24.2-30.8)

289

12–19 years

10.0

(9.53-10.5)

4.50

(4.10-4.80)

10.2

(9.60-10.6)

21.8

(19.3-25.4)

696

20–39 years

12.4

(11.2-13.7)

4.30

(3.70-5.70)

13.0

(10.8-14.5)

30.6

(27.0-34.1)

460

40–59 years

13.8

(11.7-16.4)

4.30

(3.70-5.70)

13.9

(11.1-17.4)

37.7

(33.1-45.6)

289

60 years and older

14.6

(12.7-16.7)

4.10

(3.20-5.00)

15.8

(13.2-17.6)

39.1

(35.5-52.1)

256

Males

Total, 3 years and older

11.3

(10.4-12.3)

4.20

(3.80-5.10)

11.4

(9.90-13.2)

28.0

(25.2-29.4)

1020

3–5 years

13.8

(10.4-18.4)

7.20†

(4.80-10.6)

12.6

(9.70-17.3)

24.1†

(17.4-41.5)

62

6–11 years

13.0

(11.4-14.9)

5.80

(4.70-7.70)

13.4

(10.0-16.4)

24.6

(22.0-31.4)

140

12–19 years

8.98

(8.36-9.65)

4.20

(3.80-4.70)

9.10

(7.90-10.0)

18.9

(17.0-20.9)

330

20–39 years

10.6

(9.13-12.3)

3.90

(3.00-5.20)

11.1

(9.00-13.5)

25.8

(22.4-29.4)

213

40–59 years

13.3

(11.4-15.6)

4.30

(3.60-6.50)

13.0

(10.2-17.1)

33.9

(28.6-45.6)

149

60 years and older

11.8

(9.61-14.5)

3.60

(1.90-5.50)

12.6

(9.20-16.5)

37.3

(27.6-58.4)

126

Females

Total, 3 years and older

14.1

(13.0-15.2)

5.60

(5.00-6.10)

14.2

(13.3-15.0)

33.9

(29.2-40.8)

1096

3–5 years

14.0

(12.0-16.4)

6.70†

(4.60-9.70)

13.0

(10.2-20.1)

25.1†

(21.9-32.6)

64

6–11 years

13.7

(12.5-15.1)

7.00

(5.70-8.40)

13.7

(12.0-14.7)

26.5

(22.1-33.5)

149

12–19 years

11.3

(10.3-12.3)

4.70

(4.10-5.90)

11.4

(10.1-12.7)

25.4

(21.6-29.7)

366

20–39 years

14.8

(12.7-17.1)

5.70

(3.70-7.60)

14.8

(13.0-17.4)

36.7

(27.4-48.1)

247

40–59 years

14.4

(11.3-18.4)

4.30

(3.10-5.70)

14.4

(10.9-20.4)

39.3

(29.3-64.9)

140

60 years and older

17.3

(14.0-21.3)

4.20

(3.30-8.30)

18.4

(13.9-21.6)

40.1

(36.1-52.1)

130

† Estimate is subject to greater uncertainty due to small cell size.

 

Table 2.5.c. Serum trans-beta-carotene: Non-Hispanic blacks

Geometric mean and selected percentiles of serum concentrations (in µg/dL) for non-Hispanic blacks in the U.S. population aged 3 years and older, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001–2002.

Geometric mean
(95% conf. interval)

Selected percentiles (95% conf. interval)

Sample
size

10th

50th

90th

Males and Females

Total, 3 years and older

10.8

(9.96-11.8)

4.00

(3.40-4.50)

10.8

(10.0-11.5)

28.7

(25.8-33.0)

1992

3–5 years

11.5

(10.3-12.9)

5.10

(4.00-6.00)

11.3

(10.0-13.4)

24.6

(18.9-31.4)

128

6–11 years

12.9

(12.1-13.6)

6.50

(5.90-7.40)

12.4

(11.5-12.9)

27.7

(22.7-31.8)

340

12–19 years

9.64

(8.86-10.5)

4.40

(4.00-5.00)

9.70

(8.70-10.7)

20.5

(18.4-23.4)

671

20–39 years

9.62

(7.80-11.9)

3.50

(2.90-4.50)

9.50

(7.50-12.3)

25.6

(17.6-37.0)

319

40–59 years

10.3

(9.20-11.6)

3.00

(2.50-4.20)

10.4

(9.10-11.4)

30.5

(24.5-39.4)

291

60 years and older

16.6

(13.8-19.9)

5.00

(4.10-6.80)

17.0

(14.4-20.9)

46.6

(36.0-65.7)

243

Males

Total, 3 years and older

10.1

(9.24-11.0)

4.10

(3.20-4.50)

10.3

(9.60-11.2)

25.6

(22.4-28.7)

984

3–5 years

11.3

(9.60-13.2)

5.10†

(4.60-7.00)

12.0

(8.30-14.3)

22.7†

(16.0-30.1)

64

6–11 years

14.4

(13.0-16.0)

7.40

(6.30-8.40)

13.5

(12.7-15.5)

28.7

(22.7-35.1)

175

12–19 years

9.20

(8.22-10.3)

4.20

(3.30-5.20)

9.40

(8.30-10.8)

20.1

(17.6-22.5)

340

20–39 years

8.88

(6.97-11.3)

3.40

(2.90-4.40)

9.10

(6.60-11.7)

23.6

(14.8-34.0)

132

40–59 years

9.09

(7.95-10.4)

2.90

(1.90-4.10)

9.60

(8.00-10.9)

25.8

(18.6-37.1)

154

60 years and older

13.0

(10.6-15.9)

3.80

(3.20-5.00)

14.1

(10.8-17.0)

42.1

(26.8-51.3)

119

Females

Total, 3 years and older

11.5

(10.4-12.7)

4.00

(3.50-4.80)

11.2

(10.3-12.7)

32.5

(27.1-38.2)

1008

3–5 years

11.8

(9.69-14.3)

4.60†

(3.60-6.50)

11.4

(9.20-14.4)

31.1†

(16.5-57.7)

64

6–11 years

11.3

(9.51-13.5)

5.80

(5.10-6.60)

10.5

(9.30-12.5)

21.7

(17.0-35.5)

165

12–19 years

10.1

(9.10-11.2)

4.70

(4.30-5.40)

10.0

(8.50-11.3)

20.9

(18.3-26.2)

331

20–39 years

10.2

(7.98-12.9)

3.50

(2.80-4.90)

10.0

(7.50-13.6)

27.3

(17.6-42.6)

187

40–59 years

11.6

(9.90-13.7)

3.00

(2.10-5.60)

12.2

(9.50-15.3)

37.1

(26.1-45.6)

137

60 years and older

19.6

(15.1-25.3)

6.80

(3.00-11.9)

19.7

(15.2-25.2)

51.7

(36.9-93.4)

124

† Estimate is subject to greater uncertainty due to small cell size.

 

Table 2.5.d. Serum trans-beta-carotene: Non-Hispanic whites

Geometric mean and selected percentiles of serum concentrations (in µg/dL) for non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. population aged 3 years and older, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001–2002.

Geometric mean
(95% conf. interval)

Selected percentiles (95% conf. interval)

Sample
size

10th

50th

90th

Males and Females

Total, 3 years and older

12.6

(11.6-13.7)

4.50

(4.10-5.00)

12.1

(11.4-13.1)

36.4

(32.8-40.6)

3582

3–5 years

14.0

(12.2-16.0)

6.10

(4.20-7.90)

14.7

(11.7-16.7)

30.9

(26.1-36.4)

132

6–11 years

13.6

(12.5-14.8)

6.80

(5.70-8.20)

13.4

(12.0-14.9)

27.9

(22.7-31.1)

300

12–19 years

9.69

(8.94-10.5)

4.20

(3.60-4.90)

9.30

(8.60-10.5)

22.0

(19.6-24.9)

656

20–39 years

10.1

(8.99-11.3)

3.90

(3.20-4.60)

9.50

(8.60-10.7)

29.0

(23.7-36.2)

772

40–59 years

13.9

(12.5-15.5)

4.70

(4.00-5.30)

13.5

(12.2-14.7)

44.4

(35.2-55.1)

778

60 years and older

16.5

(14.7-18.5)

5.50

(4.30-6.40)

17.6

(15.1-19.9)

45.8

(40.8-51.5)

944

Males

Total, 3 years and older

11.2

(10.3-12.3)

3.90

(3.50-4.30)

11.3

(10.2-12.1)

32.1

(27.9-36.2)

1739

3–5 years

14.1

(12.2-16.2)

5.60†

(3.80-6.80)

15.0

(11.9-16.6)

31.4†

(23.8-46.0)

71

6–11 years

13.8

(12.2-15.7)

6.70

(5.60-8.40)

13.8

(11.9-15.9)

25.8

(22.1-33.0)

157

12–19 years

9.28

(8.36-10.3)

4.00

(3.50-4.60)

9.00

(8.00-10.3)

20.3

(18.4-24.0)

323

20–39 years

9.02

(8.00-10.2)

3.80

(3.10-4.60)

8.60

(7.70-9.50)

26.4

(19.3-33.6)

312

40–59 years

11.7

(10.5-13.2)

3.80

(3.40-4.30)

11.9

(10.2-12.9)

35.0

(28.4-44.4)

408

60 years and older

14.7

(13.0-16.7)

4.50

(3.40-5.70)

15.6

(13.7-17.9)

43.0

(35.2-50.9)

468

Females

Total, 3 years and older

14.0

(12.7-15.5)

5.10

(4.70-5.70)

13.5

(12.1-15.1)

40.1

(36.0-45.1)

1843

3–5 years

13.8

(10.4-18.4)

7.60†

(3.20-9.50)

12.8

(9.60-17.3)

30.6†

(17.1-73.7)

61

6–11 years

13.3

(12.1-14.7)

6.70

(5.30-8.00)

12.8

(11.8-15.1)

28.6

(21.5-31.3)

143

12–19 years

10.1

(9.16-11.2)

4.50

(3.50-5.70)

10.0

(8.60-11.5)

24.2

(19.4-30.0)

333

20–39 years

11.1

(9.78-12.6)

4.30

(3.40-5.00)

10.4

(9.10-12.1)

32.8

(27.4-39.8)

460

40–59 years

16.8

(14.5-19.4)

5.70

(5.30-6.60)

15.7

(13.8-18.4)

54.7

(40.2-76.2)

370

60 years and older

18.0

(15.7-20.7)

5.70

(4.80-7.60)

19.0

(16.8-23.0)

48.1

(41.1-56.3)

476

† Estimate is subject to greater uncertainty due to small cell size.

 

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