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Table 2 Percentiles of amount of alcohol intake by consumers estimated by three different methods of alcohol intake estimation among adults. NHANES 2001–2010

From: Assessing alcohol intake & its dose-dependent effects on liver enzymes by 24-h recall and questionnaire using NHANES 2001-2010 data

  Alcohol intake (g/day ± SE) percentiles
10th 25th 50th 75th 90th
24-h recall
 All 4.52 ± 1.01 13.96 ± 0.02 28.05 ± 0.03 55.60 ± 1.56 88.50 ± 2.16
 Male 10.93 ± 0.56 15.59 ± 0.85 33.48 ± 0.97 63.07 ± 2.30 102.9 ± 4.02
 Female 0.74 ± 0.16 11.04 ± 0.40 21.21 ± 0.53 36.95 ± 1.21 64.71 ± 2.56
Usual intake by NCI method
 All 1.84 ± 0.003 2.60 ± 0.003 5.30 ± 0.08 7.15 ± 0.49 30.20 ± 0.65
 Male 3.32 ± 0.17 5.34 ± 0.01 6.70 ± 0.11 20.38 ± 0.74 42.66 ± 1.00
 Female 1.38 ± 0.01 1.99 ± 0.05 2.61 ± 0.002 3.47 ± 0.002 15.94 ± 0.70
Alcohol intake questionnaire
 All 0.23 ± 0.02 0.92 ± 0.002 4.00 ± 0.001 13.96 ± 0.50 27.89 ± 0.05
 Male 0.44 ± 0.02 1.85 ± 0.06 7.98 ± 0.25 19.96 ± 0.28 39.42 ± 0.60
 Female 0.16 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.001 2.00 ± 0.20 7.84 ± 0.07 15.95 ± 1.12
  1. SE Standard Error; An alcoholic drink is defined as equals 14 g of alcohol [8, 21]