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Women Meeting the Recommended Daily Intake of Folate and Calcium,* by Race/Ethnicity,**2005–2008

Women Meeting the Recommended Daily Intake of Folate and Calcium,* by Race/Ethnicity,** 2005–2008
Race/Ethnicity 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.

**The samples of Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of multiple races, and persons of other races were too small to produce reliable results.

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

Total 32.0 24.5
Non-Hispanic White 34.0 25.8
Non-Hispanic Black 21.9 14.4
Mexican American 30.1 29.0
Other Hispanic 30.7 24.0

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