TABLE 5-1Calcium Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for Adequacy (amount/day)

Life Stage GroupAIEARRDA
Infants
 0 to 6 mo200 mg
 6 to 12 mo260 mg
Children
 1–3 y500 mg700 mg
 4–8 y800 mg1,000 mg
Males
 9–13 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 14–18 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 19–30 y800 mg1,000 mg
 31–50 y800 mg1,000 mg
 51–70 y800 mg1,000 mg
 > 70 y1,000 mg1,200 mg
Females
 9–13 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 14–18 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 19–30 y800 mg1,000 mg
 31–50 y800 mg1,000 mg
 51–70 y1,000 mg1,200 mg
 > 70 y1,000 mg1,200 mg
Pregnancy
 14–18 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 19–30 y800 mg1,000 mg
 31–50 y800 mg1,000 mg
Lactation
 14–18 y1,100 mg1,300 mg
 19–30 y800 mg1,000 mg
 31–50 y800 mg1,000 mg

From: 5, Dietary Reference Intakes for Adequacy: Calcium and Vitamin D

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium; Ross AC, Taylor CL, Yaktine AL, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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