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Dataset | 11 February 2021

Total fat intake across the the EU, Norway and the United Kingdom

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Dietary Fats

Overview of total fat intake across the EU, Norway and the United Kingdom

Reported intakea is based on publicly available data compiled by Prof. I. Elmadfa and Dr. Alexa Meyer (University of Vienna), except where cited otherwise

Total fat intake (E%/day ± SD)

Belgium - Enquête nationale de consommation alimentaireb 2014-2015 (2x24 h recall, FFQ)

Age groups (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

3-5 32.4 (31.6-34.5) 33.3 (32.5-34.9)
6-9 34.1 (33.6-34.6) 34.5 (34.0-35.2)
10-13 34.5 (33.8-35.0) 35.1 (34.3-35.7)
14-17 34.7 (33.9-35.2) 35.5 (34.5-36.0)
18-39 34.9 (34.1-35.5) 36.1 (35.3-36.7)
40-64 35.8 (34.9-36.7) 36.5 (35.7-37.4)
Denmark - Danskernes kostvaner 2011-2013 (7d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

4-5 36±4.7 36±5.0
6-9 34±4.0 34±4.5
10-13 35±4.8 35±4.3
14-17 35±5.0 34±4.8
18-24 36±6.1 35±5.3
25-34 36±4.9 36±4.6
35-44 36±4.9 36±4.9
45-54 37±5.5 36±5.4
55-64 37±5.6 36±5.6
65-75 36±5.5 36±5.5
Germany - NVS II c 2006-2007 (2x24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

14-18 34.6±0.2 33.0±0.3
19-24 34.6±0.3 33.2±0.3
25-34 35.8±0.3 34.4±0.2
35-50 36.2±0.2 35.4±0.1
51-64 35.9±0.2 34.9±0.2
65-80 36.0±0.2 35.5±0.2
Ireland - NCFS 2003-2004 (7d weighed food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

5-8 33.5±4.3 34.4±3.9
9-12 33.3±4.5 34.5±4.2
Ireland -NTFS 2005-2006 (7d semi-weighed food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

13-14 35.7±4.9 36.1±4.6
15-17 35.3±5.5 35.7±5.0
Ireland -NSIFCS 1997-1999 (7d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

18-35 35.2±5.3 36.7±4.9
36-50 35.8±5.4 36.9±5.2
51-64 34.0±5.8 35.5±5.7
Spain - NIBES study 2013 (3d record) ( Ruiz et al. 2016 )

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

9-12 87.3±23.2 82.1±20.0
13-17 90.9±25.9 76.7±23.1
18-64 84.2±27.8 73.6±24.2
65-75 73.2±23.0 62.0±19.8
Greece - EPIC cohort 1994-1999 (FFQ+24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

19-64 45.5±5.5 42.7±4.7
France - INCA 3, ANSES (pdf) 2014-2015 (24h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

0-11m 37.2±6.2
1-3 32.0±3.6
4-6 33.6±5.1
7-10 33.1±5.7
11-17 32.6±5.6 32.0±5.1
18-44 33.9±5.3
45-64 33.9±6.5
65-79 32.9±7.9
Italy - INRAN-SCAI 2005-2006 (3d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

0-2.9 36.7±9.3
3-9.9 37.4±4.9
10-17.9 36.9±4.9 37.2±5.0
18-64.9 36.0±5.3 36.8±5.3
≥65 34.3±5.7 34.1±6.1
Hungary - HFSO National Dietary Survey 2009 (3d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

19-30 37.6±5.2 36.1±5.4
31-60 38.9±5.6 36.9±5.0
>60 38.2±5.7 36.6±5.6
Netherlands - DNFCS e 2007-2010 (2x24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

7-8 31.9 33.0
9-13 33.3 33.1
14-18 34.0 33.2
19-30 34.3 33.5
31-50 34.5 34.0
51-69 34.5 33.8
Netherlands - DNFCS  Older adults 2010-2012 (2x24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males(E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

70-94 34.2 34.5
Austria - ASNS 2010-2012 (2x24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

7-9 34.4±5.5 34.1±5.3
10-12 33.8±5.2 33.4±5.6
13-14 36.5±6.5 36.6±4.5
18-24 33.7±5.4 35.9±6.1
25-50 36.8±6.5 36.0±7.2
51-64 36.8±6.7 35.5±6.1
65-80 34.7±6.7 36.9±6.7
Finland  - FINDIETd 2012 (48 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

25-64 36.1±8.2 35.5±8.0
65-74 34.6±6.9 33.5±7.6
Portugal- IAN-AF survey 2015-2016 (2x24 h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

<10 30.9
10-17 32.4
18-64 32.1
65-84 29.7
Sweden - Riksmaten Adults 2010-2011 (4d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

18-30 33.9±6.7 34.6±5.7
31-44 34.6±6.4 34.7±5.6
45-64 33.8±6.5 34.7±7.3
65-80 33.6±6.3 33.2±5.5
UK - National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008-2010 (4d food record)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

4-10 33.3±4.5 33.6±4.8
11-18 33.6±4.7 33.9±5.2
19-64 32.8±6.4 33.0±6.6
≥65 34.3±5.8 34.1±6.4
Norway - Norkost 3 2010-2011 (2x24h recall)

Age groups  (years)

Males (E%/day ± SD)

Females (E%/day ± SD)

18-29 33±6 33±7
30-39 34±8 33±7
40-49 35±7 35±7
50-59 34±8 35±8
60-70 34±8 35±7

a Note that, due to different calculation methods (e.g. inclusion of fibre or alcohol in the total energy intake) among the reported countries, the total fat intake values may not be directly comparable

b Mean (95% CI)

c Mean ± standard error

d Based on energy values including dietary fibre

e Median