TABLE 2-3 Adequate Intakes and Mean Reported Usual Intakes of Calcium, Potassium, and Fiber

Participant Category

n

Dietary Component

Calcium (mg/d)

Potassium (mg/d)

Fiber (g/d)

WIC Infants,a 0–3.9 mo

152

 

AI*

 

210*

400*

ND

 

Mean usual intake

 

562

736

WIC Infants,a 4–5.9 mo

104

 

AI*

 

210*

400*

ND

 

Mean usual intake

 

675

974

WIC Infants,a 6–11.9 mo

275

 

AI*

 

270*

700*

ND

 

Mean usual intake

 

722

1,349

WIC Children,a 1–1.9 y

287

 

AI*

 

500*

3,000*

19*

 

Mean usual intake

 

937

2,029

8

WIC Children, 2–4.9 y

872

 

AI*

 

500* / 800*b

3,000* / 3,800*b

19* / 25*b

 

Mean usual intake

 

833

2,211

11

Women, pregnant or

lactating, 14–44 y

123

 

AI*

 

1,300* / 1,000*c

4,700* / 5,100*d

28* / 29*d

 

Mean usual intake

 

956

2,909

18

Women, non-breastfeeding

postpartum, 14–44 y

105

 

AI*

 

1,300* / 1,000*c

4,700*

26* / 25*c

 

Mean usual intake

 

668

2,086

12

aBreast-fed infants and children were excluded from the analyses.

bThe AIs refer to children 1–3 y of age and children 4 y of age, respectively.

cThe AIs refer to women 14–18 y of age and 19–44 y of age, respectively.

dThe AIs refer to pregnant women and lactating women, respectively.

NOTES: AI = Adequate Intake, used when an Estimated Average Requirement could not be determined, indicated by a asterisk (*); n = sample size; ND = not determined. Details of these analyses are provided in Tables C-2A through C-2G (calcium and potassium) and Tables C-3A through C-3G (fiber) in Appendix CNutrient Intake of WIC Subgroups.

DATA SOURCES: Intake data are from 1994–1996 and 1998 Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals (FSRG, 2000); data set does not include intake from dietary supplements (e.g., multivitamin and mineral preparations). All infants and young children were non-breastfed. AIs are from the Dietary Reference Intake reports (IOM, 1997, 2002/2005, 2005a). Intake distributions were calculated using C-SIDE (ISU, 1997).



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