We used the 2005–06 National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to determine the contribution of
specific beverages to total beverage intake. The beverage categories included
whole milk; reduced fat milk; skim milk; vegetable juice; 100% orange/grapefruit
juice; 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit juice; regular fruit drink; low
calorie fruit drink; regular soda; low calorie soda; milk substitute and
evaporated milk; alcoholic beverages; coffee; and tea.
The mean contribution (in teaspoons) represents the average per capita. For
example, all persons age 2 and older consume an average of 7.5 teaspoons of
added sugars from soda/energy/sports drinks per day. If the analysis was
restricted to only those people who reported drinking such beverages on a given
day, average added sugars intake from those beverages would be higher.
Suggested citation for information contained on this page:
Sources of Beverage Intakes among the US Population, 2005–06. Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch Web site. Applied Research Program. National Cancer Institute. http://riskfactor.cancer.gov/diet/foodsources/beverages/. Updated December 21, 2010. Accessed May 18, 2013.