Dietary intake of a representative sample of the population of Val-de-Marne; III. Mineral and vitamin intake
Hercberg, S.; Preziosi, P.; Galan, P.; Deheeger, M.; Papoz, L.; Dupin, H.
Revue d'Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique 39(3): 245-261
ISSN/ISBN: 0398-7620 PMID: 1924939 Accession: 002112431
The diet of 1108 persons 6 months to 97 years old living in the Val-de-Marne district of the Paris area, France, was studied using the dietary history method. Mineral and vitamin intakes varied widely with age. Intake of copper, zinc, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, thiamin and riboflavin were studied. Overall intakes were greater in men than women except for ascorbic acid. Thiamin and pyridoxine intakes in most adults were below recommended amounts particularly among women of whom 30 to 50% took less than two thirds of the recommended values. Fewer than 8% of children and adolescents had ascorbic acid intakes below recommended values but nearly 20% of adults (mainly men) had. Cu and Zn intakes were satisfactory for at least half the sample. Ca intake of children was adequate and fewer than 8% of adults took less than the recommended value. Mg intake of children was adequate but 12% of men 40% of women had intakes below those recommended. Iron intake was adequate for men but other groups had difficulty in meeting their requirements.