TABLE S-5 Criteria and Dietary Reference Intake Values for Fluoride by Life Stage Group

   

AI (mg/day) a

Life Stage Group

Criterion

Male

Female

0 through 6 months

Human milk content

0.01

0.01

7 through 12 months

Caries prevention

0.5

0.5

1 through 3 years

Caries prevention

0.7

0.7

4 through 8 years

Caries prevention

1

1

9 through 13 years

Caries prevention

2

2

14 through 18 years

Caries prevention

3

3

19 through 30 years

Caries prevention

4

3

31 through 50 years

Caries prevention

4

3

51 through 70 years

Caries prevention

4

3

> 70 years

Caries prevention

4

3

Pregnancy

≤ 18 years

Caries prevention

3

19 through 50 years

Caries prevention

3

Lactation

≤ 18 years

Caries prevention

3

19 through 50 years

Caries prevention

3

a AI = Adequate Intake. For healthy infants fed human milk, AI is the mean intake. The observed estimate of nutrient intake that reduces the incidence of dental caries maximally in a group of healthy people. The AI is used if the scientific evidence is not available to derive an EAR. The AI is believed to cover their needs, but lack of data or uncertainty in the data prevent being able to specify with confidence the percentage of individuals covered by this intake.



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