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Table 2 Mean Intakes of Energy, Energy-yielding Nutrients and Cholesterol

From: The quality of girls' diets declines and tracks across middle childhood

  National Data a Intake b
  6–9 yr Age 5 Age 7 Age 9
Energy (kcal) 1768 1524.4 ± 337.3 1704.9 ± 347.6 δ 1821.8 ± 344.6 ψ
Fat (g) 64.2 51.8 ± 14.8 59.6 ± 16.9 δ 65.4 ± 17.6 ψ
Fat (% of energy) 32.4 30.3 ± 4.9 31.1 ± 4.9 ‡δ 31.8 ± 4.6 δ
Carbohydrate (g) 243.1 218.8 ± 51.4 242.2 ± 51.9 δ 253.6 ± 51.4 ψ
Carbohydrate (% of energy) 55.2 57.6 ± 5.8 57.0 ± 5.6 ‡δ 56.0 ± 5.8 δ
Protein (g) 60.9 52.7 ± 14.8 57.1 ± 14.2 δ 61.9 ± 14.5 ψ
Protein (% of energy) 13.9 13.9 ± 2.6 13.6 ± 2.4 13.8 ± 2.5
Saturated Fat (g) 23.6 19.4 ± 6.6 22.2 ± 7.4 δ 24.1 ± 7.5 ψ
Saturated Fat (% of energy) 11.9 11.3 ± 2.4 11.5 ± 2.5 11.7 ± 2.3
Sucrose (g) N/A 47.2 ± 17.6 53.1 ± 20.8 δ 55.2 ± 21.1 δ
Sucrose (% of energy) N/A 12.4 ± 3.8 12.3 ± 3.7 12.1 ± 3.8
Cholesterol (mg) 190 157.6 ± 83.6 166.5 ± 82.4 186.1 ± 88.7 δ
Dietary Fiber (g) 12.1 10.5 ± 3.9 11.2 ± 4.4 δ 12.2 ± 3.8 ψ
  1. a USDA Food and Nutrient Intakes by Children; data shown is for females aged 6–9 years [20]. b Mean ± SD; values with different symbols are significantly different at p < 0.0001, except for % of energy from fat, % of energy from carbohydrate, and cholesterol which are significantly different at p < 0.01