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Table 2 Daily energy and fatty acids intakes and percentage contribution to energy of Mexican adults and adults older than 60 years

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
Adults   
Energy (Kcal) 1655 1630-1680 - -
Fatty acids (g/day) Total fatty acids 43.5 42.6-44.4 25.1 0.14
Saturated total 15.7 15.3-16.0 9.9 0.06
   Myristic 1.2 1.1-1.2 0.8 0.01
   Palmitic 8.3 8.1-8.5 5.3 0.03
   Stearic 3.3 3.2-3.4 2.1 0.01
Polyunsaturated 10.2 10.0-10.4 6.3 0.04
   n-6 PUFAS 4.9 4.7-4.9 3.1 0.02
    Contribution to n-6 PUFA
Linoleic 4.7 4.6-4.8 97.4 0.03
   n-3 PUFAS 0.3 0.3-0.32 0.02 < 0.01
    Contribution to n-3 PUFA
Linolenic 0.27 0.26-0.27 86.9 0.17
   Trans fatty acids 0.5 0.47-0.51 0.4 < 0.01
Monounsaturated 14.4 14.1-14.7 8.9 0.05
Adults older than 60 years   
Energy (Kcal) 1338 1306-1371 - -
Fatty acids (g/day) 34.4 33.4-35.5 24.6 0.22
Saturated total 13.1 12.6-13.5 10.3 0.10
   Myristic 1.1 1.0-1.1 1.0 0.01
   Palmitic 6.9 6.6-7.1 5.4 0.05
   Stearic 2.7 2.6-2.8 2.2 0.02
Polyunsaturated 7.6 7.3-7.8 5.8 0.06
   n-6 PUFAS 3.7 3.5-3.8 2.8 0.03
    Contribution to n-6 PUFA
Linoleic 3.5 3.4-3.7 96.9 0.07
   n-3 PUFA 0.2 0.21-0.23 0.02 0.00
    Contribution to n-3 PUFA
Linolenic 0.19 0.18-0.20 84.8 0.35
   Trans fatty acids 0.4 0.38-0.42 0.4 0.01
Monounsaturated 11.1 10.77-11.53 8.6 0.08
  1. 1Adjusted means estimated by linear regression models, adjusted by age, gender, socioeconomic level and survey design.