Feb 17, 2017

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2011–2014

Key findings PDF Version

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

  • Approximately one-half of U.S. adults consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day.
  • Men consumed an average 179 kilocalories (kcal) from sugar-sweetened beverages, which contributed 6.9% of total daily caloric intake. Women consumed an average 113 kcal from sugar-sweetened beverages, which contributed 6.1% of total caloric intake.
  • Young adults had the highest mean intake and percentage of daily calories from sugar-sweetened beverages relative to older adults.
  • Non-Hispanic Asian men and women consumed the least calories and the lowest percentage of total calories from sugar-sweetened beverages compared with non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic men and women.
Old men drink the most?