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Table 3 Mean and percent of total energy (kcal) from various food/beverage categories by age group

From: Water and beverage consumption among adults in the United States: cross-sectional study using data from NHANES 2005–2010

  20-50y 51-70y ≥71y
  Mean (SE) % of total Mean (SE) % of total Mean (SE) % of total
Milk 90 (2) 3.6 83 (2) 3.9 87 (2) 5.1
  Milk (no cereal) 74 (2) 3.0 66 (2) 3.2 63 (2) 3.7
Soda 141 (4) 5.7 73 (2) 3.5 35 (2) 2.1
Alcohol 151 (4) 6.1 82 (3) 3.9 35 (3) 2.1
Fruit juice 39 (2) 1.6 31 (1) 1.5 31 (1) 1.8
Fruit drink 40 (2) 1.6 19 (1) 0.9 12 (1) 0.7
Tea 25 (1) 1.0 20 (1) 1.0 8 (1) 0.5
Coffee 8 (1) 0.3 8 (1) 0.4 6 (1) 0.4
Sports/energy 16 (2) 0.6 6 (1) 0.3 * *
Water - - - - - -
Energy from beverages 526 (6) 21.7 351 (4) 17.0 225 (4) 13.7
Energy from food1 1901 (12) 78.3 1716 (12) 83.0 1419 (12) 86.3
Total energy 2437 (13) - 2061 (14) - 1643 (13) -
  1. *Relative standard error is greater than 30%.
  2. 1Milk consumed with food is included as a beverage.