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Table 3 Total sugar intakes and their contribution to energy in selected European countries

From: A review of total & added sugar intakes and dietary sources in Europe

Country & year of survey Adults Children
Total sugar intake (g/day)-mean ± SD Total sugar contribution to daily energy intake (%)- mean ± SD# Total sugar intake (g/day)-mean ± SD Total sugar contribution to daily energy intake (%)- mean ± SD#
Female Male Both Female Male Both Girls Boys Both Girls Boys Both
Belgium, 2004. ([23]) 97.1* 132.5* 115.3* 20.9 ± 6.2 19.1 ± 5.4 19.9 ± 5.8 121.5* 180.1* 150.3* 23.9 ± 5.7 25 ± 7.3 24.5 ± 6.6
France, 2007 (retreated from [25]) 84.8 ± 31.2 97.9 ± 46.1 91.1 ± 38.5 17.6.0 ± 4.9 15.0 ± 5.6 16.41 ± 5.4 87.2 ± 29.2 99.7 ± 34.9 93.6 ± 32.6 20.8 ± 4.7 20.6 ± 5.0 20.7 ± 4.8
Ireland, 1997–99 [27, 28] Not available 108.3 ± 44.8 Not available 16.8 ± 4.8 Not available 108.5 ± 43.0 Not available 20.4 ± 5.0
Italy, 2005–06. [22] 79.5 ± 33.4 86.0 ± 37.7 82.5** 15.4 ± 5.1 13.5 ± 4.7 14.5** 88.4 ± 35.6 107.6 ± 53.7 96.8** 15.8 ± 5.2 15.4 ± 4.7 15.6**
The Netherlands, 2007–10 (retreated from [30]) 108.3 ± 47.4 125.5 ± 60.5 116.9 ± 55.4 21.3 ± 6.8 19.7 ± 7.3 20.5 ± 7.1 133.9 ± 23.5 151.9 ± 28.3 143.1 ± 26.5 25.9 ± 3.5 25.8 ± 3.6 25.8 ± 3.5
Spain, 2013 [32, 33] 72.4* 78.6* 75.8* 17.3 16 16.7 87.5* 89.7* 89.3* 19.2 16.9 17.7
United Kingdom, 2008–12 [34] 84.6 ± 39.4 105.6 ± 48.3 93.4** 20.5 ± 6.8 19.8 ± 6.6 20.2** 92.3 ± 34.6 108.8 ± 42.4 100.7** 22.6 ± 6.3 22.7 ± 6.2 22.7**
  1. SD Standard deviation- This table reports values as reported in source documents or as re-treated from individual raw data, except for those with asterisks, which should be taken as indicative only. Contribution to daily energy intake considers energy from alcohol, except for Belgium data
  2. *these values have been calculated from mean values of energy and sugar intakes, as reported in source documents
  3. **these values combining both gender have been calculated from the values and sample size for each gender
  4. #SD not available on Spanish data