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Table 6 Percentage contribution of selected food groups to the intake of total sugars in adults and childrena

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

Country   Adults Children
Belgium [23, 53] France (adapted from [25]) Italy [22, 29] Spain [32, 33] The Netherlands (adapted from [30]) France (adapted from [25]) Italy [22, 29] Spain [32, 33] The Netherlands (adapted from [30])
Age >15 18 to 74 18–65 18–64 19 to 69 3 to 17 10 to 18 13 to 17 7 to 18
Gender Both Women Men Women Men Both Women Men Girls Boys Girls Boys Both Girls Boys
Dairy Total dairy 14* 17 14 12 8 23 19 17 21 23 12 11 24 18 17
 Milk, dairy beverages 4 5 4 7 6 12 9 9 9 9 9 9 13 10 8
 Dairy desserts 3 4 4 1 0 3 3 3 5 6 0 0 5 2 3
 Yoghurt 4 8 6 3 1 7 6 5 7 8 2 1 6 6 6
 Cheese NA 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Sweet products Total sweet 27 32 32 35 38 21 32 34 32 31 36 38 24 35 32
 Cake & cookies 11 12 11 9 8 7 12 10 15 15 13 14 8 10 9
 Syrups, sugar, honey, jam 10 15 17 21 23 10 10 13 7 7 12 13 4 9 9
 Confectionary 6 2 2 0 3 3 1 1 1 5 5
 Chocolate 3 2 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 11 8 7
 Ice cream NA 2 2 2 3 NA 2 2 3 3 4 5 NA 3 2
Beverages Total Bev. 30 15 19 8 11 23 23 27 21 22 16 20 29 30 33
 F&V juices 6 6 5 3 3 6 9 7 9 7 9 9 12 9 8
 Soft drinks 19 5 7 3 4 11 11 16 9 11 5 8 17 21 25
 Hot beverages NA 2 3 1 1 2 1 2 4 4 2 3 0 0 0
 Alcoholic bev 5 2 4 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fruits & vegetables 18 25 22 34 31 24 16 11 14 12 25 19 12 9 7
Others 11 12 13 11 12 9 10 11 11 12 11 12 11 10 11
  1. aIn % of daily intake of added sugars- NA: not available- See text for details
  2. *total is higher that the sum of dairy items, as reported in the quoted source