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Table 1 Daily energy and fatty acids intakes and percentage contribution to energy of Mexican school-age children and adolescents

From: Fatty acids intake in the Mexican population. Results of the National Nutrition Survey 2006

  Daily intake Percentage contribution to energy (%E)
  Mean 1 95% C. I. Mean 1 SEM
School age children     
Energy (Kcal) 1396 1373-1420 - -
Fatty acids (g/day) Total fatty acids 39.5 38.5-40.4 26.7 0.16
Saturated total 15.6 15.1-16.0 11.4 0.08
   Myristic 1.2 1.2-1.3 1.0 0.01
   Palmitic 8.4 8.2-8.6 6.2 0.04
   Stearic 3.1 3.0-3.2 2.4 0.02
Polyunsaturated 8.2 8.1-8.4 5.9 0.04
   n-6 PUFA 4.5 4.4-4.6 3.3 0.02
    Contribution to n-6 PUFA
Linoleic 4.4 4.3-4.5 97.4 0.03
   n-3 PUFA 0.3 0.28-0.3 0.02 0.00
    Contribution to n-3 PUFA
Linolenic 0.3 0.2-0.3 86.8 0.20
   Trans fatty acid 0.5 0.46-0.5 0.4 0.01
Monounsaturated 13.1 12.8-13.4 9.4 0.06
Adolescents     
Energy (Kcal) 1662 1632-1691 - -
Fatty acids (g/day) Total fatty acids 46.4 45.3-47.5 26.6 0.17
Saturated total 17.2 16.8-17.7 10.7 0.08
   Myristic 1.3 1.2-1.3 0.9 0.01
   Palmitic 9.4 9.1-9.6 5.8 0.04
   Stearic 3.6 3.5-3.7 2.3 0.02
Polyunsaturated 10. 7 10.4-10.9 6.5 0.05
   n-6 PUFA 5.5 5.3-5.6 3.4 0.03
    Contribution to n-6 PUFA
Linoleic 5.3 5.2-5.5 97.5 0.03
   n-3 PUFA 0.3 0.34-0.36 0.02 0.00
    Contribution to n-3 PUFA
Linolenic 0.31 0.30-0.32 87.4 0.18
   Trans fatty acids 0.5 0.52-0.56 0.4 0.01
Monounsaturated 15.4 15.0-15.8 9.4 0.06
  1. 1Adjusted means estimated by linear regression models, adjusted by age, gender, socioeconomic level and survey design.