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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: WHAT WE EAT IN AMERICA - DIETARY SURVEY: DATA COLLECTION, INTERPRETATION, DISSEMINATION, AND METHODOLOGY

Location: Food Surveys

Title: 2007-2008 What We Eat in America, Nhanes Tables 1-36

Authors
item RHODES, DONNA
item CLEMENS, JOHN
item GOLDMAN, JOSEPH
item MOSHFEGH, ALANNA

Submitted to: Worldwide Web Site: Food Surveys Research Group
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: August 11, 2010
Publication Date: July 30, 2010
Repository URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=18349
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2010. 2007-2008 What We Eat in America, NHANES tables 1-36. Available: www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=18349.

Interpretive Summary: Data tables summarizing dietary intakes of the U.S. population can readily be used by government groups, nutrition researchers and the general public. The Food Surveys Research Group of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has analyzed dietary data from the What We Eat In America (WWEIA), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 and developed 36 tables summarizing nutrient intakes for 21 age/gender groups, by race/ethnicity, and by family income. The tables report nutrient intakes from food and the contribution of protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol in the American diet as well as the following: percentage of nutrients contributed by foods eaten away from home, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner and as snacks; distribution of snack occasions; and distribution of meal patterns. All tables are available on the FSRG Web site: www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/fsrg. The availability and enhanced accessibility of these new tables are of benefit to users in need of current population-level information on nutrient intakes of Americans.

Technical Abstract: The Food Surveys Research Group of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has analyzed dietary data from the What We Eat In America (WWEIA), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2008 and released 36 summary data tables for the current 2-year survey release. The tables provide population level estimates for the following: nutrient intakes from food for energy and 64 nutrients/dietary components; percentages of energy from protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol; percentages of selected nutrients contributed by foods eaten away from home, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner and as snacks; distribution of snack occasions; and distribution of meal patterns. Estimated means and standard errors are provided for 21 age/gender groups throughout the life cycle as well as race/ethnicity and income categories. Race/ethnicity groups include non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Mexican-American; and, for the first time, all Hispanics. Income data are reported as annual family income, as well as a percentage of the Federal poverty threshold. In WWEIA, NHANES, dietary intakes are collected using the USDA 24-hour dietary recall method: the 5-step Automated Multiple Pass Method. Each year data are collected from a nationally representative sample of 5,000 individuals and released at 2-year intervals. All tables are available on the FSRG Web site: www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/fsrg

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