Table 6

Five major sources of vitamin B6 and their percent contribution by ethnic group and gender*
African Americans Native Hawaiians Japanese Americans Latino-Mexico Latino-US Caucasians
Food items Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%)
Cereals 17.9 17.6 14.2 12.9 13.7 13.1 19.0 9.7 15.7 14.8 17.6 18.1
Bananas 11.9 11.1 11.3 9.0 14.3 10.9 16.0 14.1 13.3 10.1 13.2 11.0
Chicken/turkeys 6.7 6.7 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.3 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.1 4.9
Rice n/a 4.3 5.7 8.1 9.5 11.9 n/a 4.4 5.8 7.6 n/a n/a
Beer n/a 3.5 n/a 5.5 n/a 5.3 n/a n/a n/a 5.1 n/a 5.2
Bread 3.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.8 4.9 3.5 n/a 3.9 n/a
Potatoes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6 3.7
Orange/GF/pomelo 3.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Stir-fried MT & Veg n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Taro n/a n/a 3.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total [%] 42.7 43.2 39.6 40.2 45.9 46.4 46.4 37.9 43.5 43.0 43.4 42.9

* Top source for each ethnic-sex group is bolded; items that did not appear in the top 5 for a particular ethnic sex group are indicated by n/a (not applicable); GF, Grapefruits; Veg, vegetables; MT, meat.

Sharma et al.

Sharma et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:65   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-65

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