TABLE 5-8Sources of Sodium in Sandwiches and Hamburgers/ Cheeseburgers by Percentage of Item for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

Sandwiches (Excluding Burgers) Contribution to Total Sodium in Sandwich (%)Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers Contribution to Total Sodium in Hamburger (%)
Cold cuts23.9Ground beef36.7
Bread19.2Rolls19.6
Cheese11.2Cheese18.8
Hot dogs9.2Catsup, mustard, relish, etc.8.1
Rolls7.3Garnishes such as pickles, olives6.4
Bacon/sausage4.1Bread4.9
Catsup, mustard, relish, etc.2.7Mayonnaise1.8
Chicken2.4Bacon/sausage1.7
Fish2.3Cooked tomatoes0.5
Ham1.8Salad dressing0.4

SOURCE: NHANES 2003–2006.

From: 5, Sodium Intake Estimates for 2003–2006 and Description of Dietary Sources

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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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