Dietary supplement users and nonusers with low nutrient intakes in the U.S. 2003-2006

This statistic depicts the percentage of adults with nutrient intakes below that of the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for both users and non-users of dietary supplements in the U.S. between 2003 and 2006. For Vitamin E, some 96 percent of non-users are below the EAR while only 5 percent of supplement users are below the EAR. Usage of dietary supplements are higher in women and tend to increase with age.

Prevalence of low nutrient intakes in dietary supplement users and non-users in the U.S. between 2003 and 2006*

Non-users below EARUsers below EAR
Vitamin A58%2%
Vitamin C48%3%
Vitamin D96%25%
Vitamin E96%5%
Folate14%1%
Calcium51%20%
Iron8%0.6%
Zinc13%0.3%
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Source

Release date

January 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2003 to 2006

Age group

19 years and older

Supplementary notes

* EAR: Estimated Average Requirement
Nutrient intakes for supplement users include nutrients consumed from dietary supplements.

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