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Table 1 Food and energy intake averaged over the years by gender and age group

From: Descriptive epidemiological study of food intake among Japanese adults: analyses by age, time and birth cohort model

   Men Women
  Age group (years) 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Number of subjects (1989 Survey)a 129 46 36 35 25 36 23 41 82 122
Number of subjects (1999 Survey) 693 736 794 942 787 838 808 876 1011 946
Number of subjects (2009 Survey) 297 500 539 603 690 362 579 596 651 815
Energy intake (kJ/day) 8941.2 9295.5 9497.7 9430.7 9140.6 7309.4 7695.8 7638.6 7875.7 7500.5
Riceb (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 206.2 205.5 211.1 215.8 207.7 136.4 146.6 147.8 157.0 154.4
Wheat (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 113.1 112.7 115.1 105.6 101.7 110.0 108.2 97.0 93.2 83.0
Potatoes (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 50.3 49.6 50.3 52.8 60.0 47.8 50.2 53.9 62.6 65.7
Green yellow vegetables (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 69.7 86.3 77.8 91.0 101.9 72.0 87.0 93.3 104.7 113.2
Other vegetables (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 152.9 162.8 170.0 190.5 206.0 143.4 159.9 174.6 183.9 183.6
Fruits (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 67.2 62.3 78.8 105.3 133.1 76.5 90.1 135.0 178.9 183.6
Milk, Dairy products (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 95.1 83.0 99.0 82.8 121.3 107.6 118.5 112.9 125.5 125.1
Meat (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 109.9 106.5 94.7 84.9 63.4 80.4 80.1 73.2 60.4 51.7
Fish (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 70.4 84.8 100.1 112.9 117.5 62.4 65.7 84.8 94.3 94.7
Egg (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 41.5 42.6 42.1 43.0 42.1 40.0 40.3 38.6 35.9 33.9
Beans (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 49.6 56.7 63.8 85.5 85.2 46.7 55.1 58.9 73.9 78.9
Confectionery (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 15.2 12.4 14.9 10.8 17.0 29.9 22.6 25.1 26.4 25.7
Sugar (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 8.0 9.6 9.2 9.2 9.4 7.7 8.3 9.6 10.6 10.2
Fats and Oils (g/ 4,186 kJ/day) 19.6 19.7 17.9 16.7 12.7 17.2 16.7 16.1 15.1 11.7
  1. Average energy, food and nutrient intakes were calculated from National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan, 1989, 1999 and 2009.
  2. aAvailable data for single-person household.
  3. bRice intake presented for 2009 was calculated as the half of that reported in 2009 NHNS-J.
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