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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: 2005-2006 What We Eat in America, Nhanes Tables 9-28

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: February 19, 2010
Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Repository URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=18349
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2010. 2005-2006 What We Eat In America, NHANES tables 9-28. 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, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006 and released 20 additional tables that add to the eight tables already published. The new tables report the percentage of nutrient intakes that are contributed by foods eaten away from home, and that are contributed by foods eaten at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for 21 age/gender groups throughout the life cycle as well as by race/ethnicity and income. Race/ethnicity groups include white, black, and Mexican-American. Income data are reported as annual family income, as well as a percentage of the Federal poverty threshold. All tables are available on the FSRG Web site (www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/fsrg).

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) 2005-2006 and released 20 additional tables that add to the series of 8 summary tables of mean nutrient intakes from food already published for the 2-year survey release. The new tables provide population estimates for percentages of selected nutrients contributed by foods eaten for the following: away from home, at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner, and as snacks. For individuals with reported intakes, estimated percentages and standard errors for energy and 33 selected nutrients are displayed. These tables provide data for 21 age/gender groups throughout the life cycle as well as race/ethnicity and income categories. Race/ethnicity groups include white, black, and Mexican-American. Income data are reported as annual family income and 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 approximately 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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