Table 7

Five major sources of folic acid and their percent contribution by ethnic group and gender*
African Americans Native Hawaiians Japanese Americans Latino-Mexico Latinos-US Caucasians
Food items Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%) Women (%) Men (%)
Cereals 20.3 20.9 17.7 17.3 16.4 17.4 22.3 11.9 18.6 19.0 20.0 21.8
Orange/GF/pomelo 10.4 12.7 10.4 9.7 12.0 10.2 8.9 9.5 10.3 9.5 9.7 9.5
Bread 5.0 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.5 5.3 n/a 8.0 6.0 5.9 6.2 5.9
Beans 5.4 5.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a 8.2 8.0 4.6 4.9 3.9 4.0
Dark greens 5.6 3.7 6.5 5.1 7.6 6.2 3.6 3.3 6.0 4.4 6.3 4.3
Beer n/a n/a n/a 4.5 n/a 4.3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tropical fruits n/a n/a 3.7 n/a 5.5 n/a 4.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total [%] 46.7 48.7 44.1 42.5 47.0 43.4 47.7 40.7 45.5 43.7 46.1 45.5

* 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.

Sharma et al.

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

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