TABLE F-1Dietary Intake of B Vitamins in Free-Living Older Adults (aged ≥ 60 y) Who Were Not Taking Vitamin Supplements, Boston Nutritional Status Survey, 1981–1984

Intake of B Vitamins by GenderDietary Intake
Sample SizeMeanStandard Deviation5th Percentile10th Percentile25th Percentile50th Percentile75th Percentile90th Percentile95th Percentile
Thiamin (mg)
 Males1681.50.50.91.01.21.41.82.22.5
 Females2831.20.40.70.80.91.11.31.71.9
Riboflavin (mg)
 Males1692.00.71.01.21.51.92.42.93.4
 Females2831.60.60.81.01.21.51.82.32.8
Niacin (mg)
 Males16821.66.712.513.816.021.025.430.133.5
 Females28317.95.910.311.214.316.920.526.228.7
Vitamin B6 (mg)
 Males1701.30.60.60.70.81.21.62.12.4
 Females2811.10.40.50.60.71.01.31.61.8
Folate (μg)
 Males189273121119139196254328425528
 Females34423194116140167208272356428
Vitamin B12 (μg)
 Males1714.74.41.51.72.43.45.88.410.9
 Females2804.04.91.01.21.82.63.87.612.9

SOURCE: Adapted from Appendixes C.5.21–C.5.26 in Hartz SC, Russell RM, Rosenberg IH. 1992. Nutrition in the Elderly. The Boston Nutritional Status Survey. London: Smith-Gordon.

From: F, Dietary Intake Data from the Boston Nutritional Status Survey, 1981–1984

Cover of Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline
Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline.
Institute of Medicine (US) Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes and its Panel on Folate, Other B Vitamins, and Choline.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1998.
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