TABLE F-6Usual Sodium (mg/d) Intake Distributions from Foods by Income Level for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

Usual Intake PercentilesExcessive Intake
nAIUL5th10th25thMedianMeanSE75th90th95th% > ULSE
Poverty:130%
 2–3 yrs4571,0001,5001,3631,5341,8412,2192,28529.82,6553,1143,428913.0
 4–8 yrs7371,2001,9001,8542,0272,3492,7562,80723.53,2113,6553,934942.7
 9–13 yrs7751,5002,2001,9242,1652,6003,1433,23932.73,7724,4334,880892.9
 14–18 yrs1,0251,5002,3001,9842,2612,7763,4503,61036.94,2715,1645,779892.4
 19–30 yrs9031,5002,3002,0082,3242,9083,6573,81442.74,5475,5096,168902.4
 31–50 yrs7191,5002,3001,6671,9492,4853,2013,39348.14,0835,0725,776812.9
 51–70 yrs5441,3002,3001,4671,7112,1682,7642,89644.13,4764,2454,776703.1
 > 70 yrs4411,2002,3001,4121,6021,9512,3972,47435.32,9083,4343,793563.0
 All ages 2+ yrs5,6011,6771,9382,4303,0793,24415.53,8734,7555,376841.1
Poverty: 131%–185%
 2–3 yrs1081,0001,5001,4021,5551,8342,1812,22553.02,5682,9533,200926.4
 4–8 yrs2171,2001,9001,7971,9632,2802,6892,73342.33,1363,5553,820926.0
 9–13 yrs2781,5002,2002,1922,4002,7783,2473,31746.13,7744,3194,687954.8
 14–18 yrs3131,5002,3001,9012,1852,7363,4773,65172.04,3765,3415,997875.7
 19–30 yrs3241,5002,3002,0102,2772,7703,3873,46954.44,0784,7675,209894.9
 31–50 yrs3251,5002,3001,7632,0852,6863,4763,64974.64,4345,4506,124854.0
 51–70 yrs2471,3002,3001,8112,0622,5133,0743,18661.83,7314,4444,943835.3
 > 70 yrs2771,2002,3001,5581,7262,0422,4532,53241.12,9353,4383,775594.7
 All ages 2+ yrs2,0891,7692,0192,4873,0983,23122.93,8324,6165,147851.9
Poverty: > 185%
 2–3 yrs3131,0001,5001,3111,4501,7112,0482,10931.52,4402,8473,117884.0
 4–8 yrs6631,2001,9001,8292,0042,3262,7332,79625.73,1973,6693,979932.7
 9–13 yrs9201,5002,2002,2912,4852,8323,2543,29721.83,7154,1624,447972.2
 14–18 yrs1,2121,5002,3002,0252,3182,8693,5883,76136.54,4545,4086,083901.9
 19–30 yrs1,1061,5002,3002,1972,5143,0823,7813,89535.14,5795,4155,983941.6
 31–50 yrs1,8221,5002,3002,1572,4472,9893,6923,83227.94,5205,3935,984931.4
 51–70 yrs1,5451,3002,3001,8582,1122,5853,1913,30225.73,8974,6335,126851.9
 > 70 yrs7711,2002,3001,6501,8552,2242,6762,74626.93,1903,7224,080712.7
 All ages 2+ yrs8,3521,9332,2022,7073,3623,49812.24,1354,9635,532900.7

NOTES: AI = Adequate Intake; d = day; mg = milligram; n = unweighted sample size; income level is defined as a percentage of the poverty line based on annual household income and household size; 130% is the income eligibility cutoff for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and 185% is the income eligibility cutoff for free- and reduced-price school meals and WIC; SE = standard error; UL = Tolerable Upper Intake Level; WIC = Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.

From: Appendix F, Sodium Intake Tables

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Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake; Henney JE, Taylor CL, Boon CS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
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