CHART: Women Exceeding the Recommended Maximum Daily Intake of Saturated
Fat and Sodium,* by Race/Ethnicity, 1999-2002
(Percent of Women)
Total: Saturated Fat 53.0; Sodium 61.4
Non-Hispanic White: Saturated Fat 56.4, Sodium 63.2;
Non-Hispanic Black: Saturated Fat 44.7, Sodium 56.7, Hispanic Other
Races**: Saturated Fat 36.0, Sodium 58.2
*Recommended daily intake of saturated fat is 10
percent of daily caloric intake or less; recommended intake of sodium
is less than 2,300 milligrams.
**Includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska
Native, and persons of more than one race.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child
Health Information Resource Center.