Table 2

Percent use of supplements by gender and age in the Personalized Medicine Research Project

Females

Males

Age Group

18-39

40-59

60+

Age Group

18-39

40-59

60+

N*

1644

2645

2512

N*

824

1620

1900

% use

% use

% use

% use

% use

% use

Vit. A IU

59.6

65.1

71.2

Vit. A IU

38.3

47.3

56.6

Vit. A RAE

59.6

65.1

71.2

Vit. A RAE

38.3

47.3

56.6

Beta Car.

59.0

64.7

70.7

Beta Car.

37.9

47.1

56.6

Vit. E

60.3

68.9

75.6

Vit. E

38.8

49.4

60.4

Vit. C

65.2

72.5

76.6

Vit. C

44.7

53.4

62.5

Thiamin

59.5

66.6

71.6

Thiamin

38.0

47.7

57.4

Riboflavin

59.5

66.6

71.6

Riboflavin

38.0

47.7

57.4

Niacin

59.7

67.0

72.1

Niacin

38.2

48.3

58.6

Vit. B6

59.8

67.4

72.5

Vit. B6

38.3

48.0

58.3

Folic Acid

60.2

65.3

71.7

Folic Acid

38.1

47.3

57.9

Vit. B12

58.7

64.2

70.0

Vit. B12

37.6

46.7

56.1

Calcium

27.8

55.0

69.7

Calcium

13.5

17.3

30.9

Magnesium

54.1

60.0

61.1

Magnesium

32.9

42.3

48.8

Iron

56.5

61.9

63.4

Iron

33.7

42.7

50.8

Zinc

54.8

61.2

62.7

Zinc

34.0

43.3

50.5

Copper

54.1

60.0

61.1

Copper

32.9

42.3

48.8

Vit. D

58.7

64.2

70.0

Vit. D

37.6

46.7

56.1

Selenium

0.5

1.6

2.1

Selenium

0.2

2.2

5.1


*N refers to the total number of females or males within the particular age group

Strobush et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:13   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-13

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