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Nutrient Intakes Connecticut All U.S.
Percentage of individuals meeting REI - Energy 28.1 29.8
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Calcium 26.1 27.1
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Folate 24.9 24.9
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Iron 69.6 65.7
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Magnesium 32 32
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Niacin 78.3 75.8
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Phosphorus 78.8 78.3
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Protein 80.2 80.1
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Riboflavin 80.1 78.2
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Selenium 87.2 85.2
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Thiamin 73.9 71.7
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin A IU 49.1 45.3
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin A RE 51.6 47.8
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin B6 67.2 64.7
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin B12 69 70.1
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin C 55.1 51.7
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Vitamin E 14.3 14.1
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Zinc 58.1 58
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Copper 71 69.3
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Fiber 8.9 9.6
Percentage of individuals meeting DRI - Carbohydrate 88.4 87
Percentage of individuals using supplements 47.4 45.7
Healthy Eating Patterns Connecticut All U.S.
Percentage of individuals meeting vegetable recommendation 51.8 49.7
Percentage of individuals meeting grain recommendation 41.8 43.7
Percentage of individuals meeting fruit recommendation 34.7 29.1
Percentage of individuals meeting meat recommendation 21.9 22.4
Percentage of individuals meeting dairy recommendation 37.9 36.6
Percentage of individuals with energy from total fat <= 30% 42 37
Percentage of individuals with energy from saturated fat < 10% 42.1 39.5
Percentage of individuals with cholesterol intake <= 300mg 72.2 71.2
Percentage of individuals with sodium intake <= 2,400mg 37.8 36.2
Physical Activity and
Body Weight Indicators
Connecticut All U.S.
Percentage of individuals who exercise at least once monthly 50.8 53.9
Percentage of individuals with healthy weight 53.2 53.5
Percentage of children overweight 13.7 16.1
Percentage of individuals overweight 43 42.6
Food Secure Indicators Connecticut All U.S.
Farmer's Markets listed in National Directory 65 3,162
Percentage of households receiving food stamps 1996 8.1 10.7
Percentage of households receiving food stamps 1997 7.6 9.5
Percentage of households receiving food stamps 1998 7.5 8.2
Percentage of households not experiencing hunger 1995 93.6 88.3
Percentage of households not experiencing hunger 1996 91.1 88.7
Percentage of households not experiencing hunger 1997 90.5 90.4
Percentage of households not experiencing hunger 1998 89.5 88.2
Percentage of households not experiencing hunger 1999 93.4 89.9
Demographics Connecticut All U.S.
Population, 2000 3,405,565 281,421,906
Percentage White persons, 2000 81.6 75.1
Percentage Black or African American persons, 2000 9.1 12.3
Percentage American Indian and Alaska Native persons, 2000 .3 .9
Percentage Asian persons, 2000 2.4 3.6
Percentage Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 2000 .1
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 4.3 5.5
Percentage reporting more than one race, 2000 2.2 2.4
Percentage under 18 years old, 2000 24.7 25.7
Percentage 65 years old or over 13.8 12.4
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 9.4 12.5
High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 1,741,755 119,524,718
College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 597,693 32,310,253
Median household money income, 1997 $ 46,648 $ 37,005
Percentage of households below poverty, 1997 8.9 13.3
Percentage of children below poverty, 1997 14.7 19.9

CNMap

CNMap is a collection of food and nutrition indicators obtained from a variety of sources. Information on nutrient intakes, healthy eating patterns, physical activity and
Body weight come from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII ) 1994-96, 1998. The percentages of individuals meeting the Dietary Reference Intakes1 (DRI) are based on day-1 nutrient intakes from the CSFII and DRI values established during the period from the mid 1990's to 2002. Pyramid Servings groups (fruit, grain, vegetable, dairy, and meat) estimates are for individuals 2 years old and over who meet the minimum daily servings recommendations.

All weight estimates are based on body mass index (BMI) values computed from self-reported height and weight obtained from CSFII participants. Individuals over 20 years old with BMI values of 25 and over are in the overweight and unhealthy weight categories; those with BMI values of less than 19 are in the unhealthy weight class. Individuals 20 years old and under with BMI values of 24.5 and over are in the overweight and unhealthy weight categories; those with BMI values of less than 13.5 are in the unhealthy weight class.

Not all states were covered in the CSFII. The Community Nutrition Research Group has assigned these states the values of the estimates for the region (Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) in which they reside.

Information on Farmers Markets was obtained from the Agricultural Marketing Service web site. Food Stamp participation rate is a combination of information from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service food stamp participation totals and the Bureau of the Census household totals.

Hunger information comes from the Food Security Supplement of the Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the USDA Economic Research Service.

Demographic information was obtained from the Bureau of the Census Quickfacts web site. Income and poverty values are model-based estimates created by the Bureau of the Census.

1 The Dietary Reference Intakes used to determine percentages are based on recommended dietary allowances (RDA) or adequate intakes (AI).

Send comments on CNMap to: cnrg@rbhnrc.usda.gov


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