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TABLE F-2 Mean and Selected Percentiles for Usual Daily Intake of Potassium (mg) by Adults: Canada, Ten Provinces, 1990–1999

Sex/Age Categorya

n

Mean

Percentile

5th

10th

25th

M, 19–30 y

1,698

3,595

1,916

2,325

2,822

Standard error

 

96

140

78

40

M, 31–50 y

2,931

3,535

2,143

2,333

2,817

Standard error

 

62

121

61

40

M, 51–70 y

3,131

3,394

2,022

2,280

2,694

Standard error

 

71

131

61

46

M, 71+ y

885

3,287

1,959

2,175

2,651

Standard error

 

82

172

101

69

F, 19–30 y

1,851

2,561

1,449

1,650

1,983

Standard error

 

49

96

57

48

F, 31–50 y

3,539

2,695

1,596

1,793

2,169

Standard error

 

34

76

41

34

F, 51–70 y

3,322

2,714

1,634

1,846

2,186

Standard error

 

34

73

28

30

F, 71+ y

857

2,695

1,529

1,716

2,111

Standard error

 

94

93

84

73

All individuals (+P/L)

18,214

3,082

1,691

1,942

2,363

Standard error

 

21

51

21

19

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

NOTE: Variability estimated using SUDAAN V8.0.1, with Taylor linearization, taking into account the complex sample design. Adjustment for intra individual variability using modified NAS method (for method see Karpinski KF and Nargundkar MS. 1992. Nova Scotia nutrition survey methodology report. Report No. E451311-0010. Canada: Health and Welfare Canada; Wright J.D., Ervin B., and Briefel R.R., eds. 1994. Consensus workshop on dietary assessment: Nutrition monitoring and tracking the year 2000 objectives. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).



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