TABLE F-10Top 10 Sources of Sodium Intake by Home Versus Away for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

LocationFood ItemPercentage of Sodium Contributed
Store (home)Sandwiches (excl. burgers)16.0
Pasta dishes, Italian style3.8
Cold cereal3.3
Bread3.0
Cheese3.0
Chicken2.4
Pizza with meat2.3
Salad (greens)2.3
Bacon or sausage2.1
Eggs2.0
Sum40.2
Restaurant, cafeteria, dining facilitySandwiches (excl. burgers)15.3
Pizza with meat12.0
Hamburgers, cheeseburgers8.7
Chicken6.9
Mexican entrées6.7
Salad (greens)3.9
Cooked potatoes—fried3.2
Pizza (no meat)3.1
Catsup, mustard, relish, etc.2.9
Rice dishes2.3
Sum65.0
OtherSandwiches (excl. burgers)12.4
Cake or cupcakes4.3
Chicken2.8
Fish2.7
Cooked potatoes—not fried2.7
Hamburgers/cheeseburgers2.7
Pasta dishes, Italian style2.7
Mexican entrées2.6
Other grain mixtures2.5
Cheese2.5
Sum37.8

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.

From: Appendix F, Sodium Intake Tables

Cover of Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States
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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