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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Nutrient Intakes
Percent of population 2 years old and over with adequate intakes based on average requirement

California

All U.S.

  Protein

90.3

88.9

  Vitamin A

50.5

46.0

  Vitamin C

58.0

51.0

  Vitamin E

15.8

13.6

  Thiamin

82.9

81.6

  Riboflavin

90.6

89.1

  Niacin

88.0

87.2

  Vitamin B6

78.0

73.9

  Folate

66.5

59.7

  Vitamin B12

77.9

79.7

  Phosphorus

88.9

87.2

  Magnesium

49.5

43.0

  Iron

91.8

89.5

  Selenium

92.5

91.5

  Zinc

71.5

70.8

  Copper

87.9

84.2

Percent of population 2 years old and over with adequate intakes

California

All U.S.

  Calcium

32.2

30.9

  Fiber

12.9

8.0

  Potassium

9.2

7.6

Healthy Eating Patterns
Percent of population

California

All U.S.

  Using supplements

51.2

47.7

  2 years old and over meeting grain recommendation

48.9

42.3

  2 years old and over meeting vegetable recommendation

15.9

14.4

  2 years old and over meeting fruit recommendation

27.8

20.9

  2 years old and over meeting dairy recommendation

18.6

19.0

  2 years old and over meeting meat recommendation

46.8

45.6

  With percent calories from total fat <= 35%

61.8

59.4

  With percent calories from saturated fat < 10%

45.9

40.8

  With cholesterol intake < 300mg

66.6

68.4

  With Sodium intake <= 2,300mg

29.0

29.9

Physical Activity and Body Weight Indicators
Percent of population

California

All U.S.

  With healthy weight

45.7

44.8

  Children overweight age 2 to 20

18.9

20.0

  Overweight

52.8

52.9

  12 years old and over who exercise at least once a month

70.1

67.7

  12 years old and over who exercise 4 or more days a week

22.2

22.1

Food Security Indicators

California

All U.S.

  Percent of individuals not experiencing hunger

92.7

91.8

  Number of farmers markets in the National directory

444

3,671

  Percent of households receiving food stamps 2004

5.7

8.4

Demographics

California

All U.S.

  Population, 2004 estimate

35,893,799

293,655,404

  Population, 2000

33,871,648

281,421,906

  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000

7.3

6.8

  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000

27.3

25.7

  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000

10.6

12.4

  White persons, percent, 2000

59.5

75.1

  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000

6.7

12.3

  Asian persons, percent, 2000

10.9

3.6

  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000

0.3

0.1

  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000

16.8

5.5

  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000

4.7

2.4

  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000

32.4

12.5

  Persons 25 years and over who are high school graduates, percent, 2000

76.8

80.4

  Persons 25 years or over with Bachelor's degree or higher, percent, 2000

26.6

24.4

  Median household income, 2004

$49,894

$44,334

  Persons below poverty, percent, 2004

13.0

12.7


Last Modified: 7/29/2009
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