Selected nutrient intakes of free-living white children ages 6-19 years. The lipid research clinics program prevalence study

Katherine M. Salz, Israel Tamir, Nancy Ernst, Peter Kwiterovich, Charles Glueck, Bobbe Christensen, Rhea Larsen, Diane Pirhonen, T. Elaine Prewitt, Lynne W. Scott

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Abstract

We report energy intake and selected nutrient intakes-protein, fat (total, saturated, and polyunsaturated), carbohydrate (total, starch, and sucrose), and cholesterol-for 1251 white children ages 6-19 years. The data were obtained, by means of a 24-h dietary recall, from children who were randomly selected from the North American populations studied by the Lipid Research Clinics Program. Females (N = 584) consumed about 2000 kcal daily, an intake that remained relatively constant throughout the age groups studied. Males (N = 667) had an energy intake of 2000 kcal/day during childhood that increased to over 3000 kcal/day in adolescence. Energy sources for both sexes were approximately 15% protein, 38% total fat, 15% saturated fat, 6% polyunsaturated fat, 48% total carbohydrate, 19% starch, and 11% sucrose; cholesterol intake averaged about 145 mg/1000 kcal. For both sexes, fat intake increased with age. Compared to females, males ingested greater amounts of cholesterol and total and saturated fat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric research
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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