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Table 1 Percentage of adults in the UK meeting different levels of protein intake per body weight (Data: National Diet and Nutrition Survey, 2014–16)

From: Comparing supermarket loyalty card data with traditional diet survey data for understanding how protein is purchased and consumed in older adults for the UK, 2014–16

Sex Age group (years) Percentage (%) meeting recommended total protein intake (g) per kg body mass
0.75 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2
Male 40–54 82.1 76.2 62.8 47.9 35.8 25.1
55–69 76.6 68.7 51.1 33.8 21.9 09.8
70+ 78.1 65.3 53.1 40.7 25.6 14.7
Female 40–54 71.1 68.5 54.3 39.5 28.0 20.3
55–69 71.5 64.8 48.0 38.0 29.4 12.9
70+ 64.3 59.3 44.8 30.5 19.1 15.8