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TABLE S-2 Applications: Evaluating Dietary Survey Data

Measures

Nutrients

What are the characteristics of the distribution of usual nutrient intake?

Mean usual nutrient intake

Median usual nutrient intake

Percentiles of usual nutrient intake distribution

All nutrients under consideration

What proportion of the population has inadequate usual nutrient intake?

Percentage with usual intake less than the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR)

Vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, B12, C, and E

Elements: phosphorus, magnesium, selenium

What proportion of the population is at potential risk of adverse effects?

Percentage with usual intake greater than the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL)

Vitamins: niacin, B6, folate, choline, C, D, and E

Elements: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, fluoride, selenium

Are there differences in nutrient intakes and differences in nutrient adequacy for different subgroups of the population?

Mean usual nutrient intake for subgroups

Median usual nutrient intake for subgroups

Percentiles of the usual nutrient intake distribution for subgroups

All nutrients under consideration

Percentage with usual intake less than the EAR for subgroups

Vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, B12, C, and E

Elements: phosphorus, magnesium, selenium

Percentage with usual intake greater than the UL for subgroups

Vitamins: niacin, B6, folate, choline, C, D, and E

Elements: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, fluoride, selenium



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