Table 3

Distribution in the ARIC cohort, at baseline visit, of dietary choline and betaine by gender and race

Dietary Choline (mg/day)

Dietary Betaine (mg/day)


median (IQR)

mean

(SD)

75th percentile

median (IQR)

mean

(SD)

75th percentile


All ARIC participants

(N = 15,706)

284

(152)

304

(136)

367

94

(64)

106

(54)

132

White Men

(N = 5419)

304

(158)

325

(140)

391

102

(70)

115

(59)

143

White Women

(N = 6043)

273

(141)

288

(115)

350

90

(60)

99

(48)

125

African American Men

(N = 1618)

295

(164)

320

(154)

381

99

(67)

109

(58)

136

African American Women

(N = 2626)

263

(149)

287

(151)

344

88

(56)

99

(53)

120


Note 1: the proposed A.I. for choline is 425 mg/day for women and 550 mg/day for men

Note 2: IQR represent the interquartile range and SD the standard deviation

Bidulescu et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:14   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-14

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