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Women Meeting the Recommended Daily Intake of Folate and Calcium,* by Poverty Status, 2005-2008

Women Exceeding the Recommended Daily Intake of Folate and Calcium,* by Poverty Status, 2005-2008
Poverty Level Percent of Women
Folate Calcium

*Adequate Intake (AI) for calcium is 1,000 mg/day for women aged 19-50 and 1,200 mg/day for women aged 50 years and older; Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for folate intake is 400 mcg/day.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Less Than 100% of Poverty 23.4 19.9
100-199% of Poverty 31.0 23.3
200-299% of Poverty 29.8 24.8
300% or More of Poverty 35.8 26.8

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