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Table 6 Population consumption rate and mean consumption per capita of major food groups among Filipino adultsa

From: Food sources, energy and nutrient intakes of adults: 2013 Philippines National Nutrition Survey

19–49 years (young adults) 50 years and above (older adults)
Rank Food groups % of adults consuming Mean intake (SE) per capita (g) Rank Food groups % of adults consuming Mean intake (SE) per capita (g)
1 Grains 99.5 350.4 ± 0.6 1 Grains 99.6 290.8 ± 0.6
2 Meat & proteins 94.8 152.3 ± 0.5 2 Meat & proteins 92.7 117.4 ± 0.5
3 Sweets 76.9 102.3 ± 0.9 3 Sweets 79.2 63.4 ± 0.8
4 Vegetables 68.5 66.4 ± 0.4 4 Vegetables 68.9 70.1 ± 0.5
5 Fats & oils 63.1 6.2 ± 0.1 5 Other foods & beverages 64.6 25.7 ± 1.4
6 Other foods & beverages 62.7 35.9 ± 1.4 6 Fats & oils 57.4 5.1 ± 0.1
7 Fruit 21.2 24.4 ± 0.8 7 Fruit 24.9 29.7 ± 0.9
8 Milk 9.3 2.8 ± 0.3 8 Milk 13.4 3.2 ± 0.2
9 Mixed dishes 1.9 5.1 ± 1.5 9 Mixed dishes 2.1 6.0 ± 1.4
  1. a8th NNS 2013