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Table 2 Percent individuals meeting their daily recommendation of total grain and whole grain ounce equivalents based on NHANES (2003–04 to 2011–12)a,b

From: Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2012

Age-group 2001–02 2003–04 2005–06 2007–08 2009–10 2011–12
Total grain (6 oz eq/d)
  Percent meeting (%)b
n 3147 2747 2838 2134 2263 2151
6–18 years NA 73.7 70.3 61.7 71.9 74.8
n 4647 4456 4405 5476 5820 4878
19 + years NA 60.6 56.9 54.1 56.1 60.9
Whole grain (3 oz eq/d)     
  Percent meeting (%)b
n 3147 2747 2838 2134 2263 2151
6–18 years NA 0.18 0.17 0.03 0.04 0.25
n 4647 4456 4405 5476 5820 4878
19 + years NA 1.9 2.6 1.6 4.5 7.9
  1. aDay 1 and 2 from foods only, excluding pregnant and breastfeeding women
  2. bThe NCI usual intake method was used to estimate the percent of individuals meeting the recommendation of at least 6 ounce equivalents of total grain and 3 ounce equivalents of whole grain per day for each cycle of NHANES from 2003 onwards