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TABLE E-2 Mean and Percentiles for Usual Intake of Arsenic (μg/day) from Food, Total Diet Study (1991–1997)

Sex/Age Categorya

Number of Persons Examined

Mean

Percentile

1st

5th

Both sexes, 0 to 6 mo

204

1.17

0.00

0.00

Standard error

 

0.14

0.00

0.00

Both sexes, 7 to 12 mo

139

5.87

0.00

0.13

Standard error

 

2.04

0.00

0.12

Both sexes, 1 to 3 y

1,908

13.80

0.09

0.28

Standard error

 

1.31

0.05

0.03

Both sexes, 4 to 8 y

1,711

17.25

0.15

0.32

Standard error

 

1.46

0.06

0.03

M 9 to 13 y

574

28.32

0.11

0.37

Standard error

 

4.90

0.12

0.06

M 14 to 18 y

474

29.77

0.13

0.36

Standard error

 

5.95

0.11

0.06

M 19 to 30 y

920

36.17

0.10

0.35

Standard error

 

3.77

0.09

0.04

M 31 to 50 y

1,805

56.30

0.13

0.38

Standard error

 

3.95

0.06

0.03

M 51 to 70 y

1,680

63.24

0.05

0.30

Standard error

 

4.27

0.05

0.04

M 71+ y

722

60.31

0.06

0.27

Standard error

 

6.41

0.08

0.05

F 9 to 13 y

586

19.67

0.13

0.31

Standard error

 

3.10

0.11

0.06

F 14 to 18 y

455

24.39

0.08

0.24

Standard error

 

3.79

0.12

0.05

F 19 to 30 y

880

32.99

0.10

0.26

Standard error

 

3.58

0.08

0.04

F 31 to 50 y

1,733

39.39

0.09

0.25

Standard error

 

2.85

0.05

0.03

F 51 to 70 y

1,605

53.96

0.06

0.26

Standard error

 

3.97

0.05

0.04

F 71+ y

669

44.45

0.06

0.22

Standard error

 

5.42

0.08

0.05

F Pregnant

81

27.61

0.33

0.38

Standard error

 

10.45

0.00

0.13

F Lactating

44

29.73

0.00

0.35

Standard error

 

11.01

0.00

0.45

All Individuals

15,941

37.93

0.03

0.25

Standard error

 

1.02

0.01

0.01

All Indiv (+P/L)

16,065

37.86

0.03

0.25

Standard error

 

1.01

0.01

0.01

a M = male, F = female, P/L = pregnant and lactating.

SOURCE: Health Technomics, Inc., 2000.



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