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Table 4 Percent WG intake from different food groups in children (6–18 years) and adults (19+ years) based on NHANES (2001–02 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

Children (6–18 years) 2001–02 (n = 3147) 2003–04 (n = 2747) 2005–06 (n = 2838) 2007–08 (n = 2134) 2009–10 (n = 2263) 2011–12 (n = 2151)
Food Percent (%)b
 Yeast breads, rolls 17.7 20.4 20.0 25.1 26.5 34.0
 RTE cereals 39.6 34.4 33.1 29.4 26.1 27.1
 Popcorn 13.4 19.3 12.9 11.0 11.6 10.4
 Crackers and non-popcorn salty snacks from grains 6.8 8.2 15.3 11.1 13.5 9.8
 Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries 5.5 6.2 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.8
 Oatmeal 9.7 3.7 5.2 9.2 4.5 4.4
 Pastas, macaroni, rice 1.2 1.0 2.2 2.9 4.3 3.8
 Grain mixtures, frozen plate meals, soups, meat substitutes 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.7 3.2 2.0
 Pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes 4.0 4.9 1.4 1.4 2.2 2.0
 Quick breads 0.4 0.6 2.8 2.6 2.9 1.1
 All other foods 1.1 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.7
 Other cooked cereals 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0
 Flour and dry mixes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Total WG 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Adults (19+ years) 2001–02 (n = 4647) 2003–04 (n = 4456) 2005–06 (n = 4405) 2007–08 (n = 5476) 2009–10 (n = 5820) 2011–12 (n = 4878)
Food Percent (%)b
 Yeast breads, rolls 29.3 25.1 26.0 28.3 29.3 38.6
 RTE cereals 25.4 23.6 25.1 24.4 23.1 18.6
 Crackers and non-popcorn salty snacks from grains 8.1 7.5 13.3 11.9 10.5 12.0
 Oatmeal 13.6 16.8 11.5 12.6 11.3 10.6
 Pastas, macaroni, rice 2.8 3.0 3.4 4.6 4.7 5.9
 Popcorn 11.1 11.1 7.9 7.3 7.9 5.3
 Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries 3.5 4.2 3.8 4.1 2.7 3.2
 Grain mixtures, frozen plate meals, soups, meat substitutes 0.4 0.9 3.2 1.1 2.1 2.4
 Pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes 3.0 4.0 1.4 0.5 1.0 1.1
 All other foods 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.4 1.1
 Quick breads 1.3 2.2 3.4 4.6 6.4 1.0
 Other cooked cereals 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2
 Flour and dry mixes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Total WG 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. aDay 1 from foods only, excluding pregnant and breastfeeding women
  2. bMean WG intake from different food sources were estimated using PROC SURVEYMEANS and percent WG contribution from different food groups were calculated