Table 3
Ratio of energy intake estimate to predicted energy expenditure requirements, by age group and sex, household population aged 12 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2004

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Age group and sex Ratio 95% confidence interval
from to
Total 0.904 0.890 0.917
12 or 13
Male 1.009 0.950 1.067
Female 0.992 0.934 1.050
14 to 18
Male 0.977 0.939 1.016
Female 0.949 0.917 0.981
19 to 30
Male 0.962* 0.921 1.003
Female 0.866 0.828 0.904
31 to 50
Male 0.920 0.877 0.962
Female 0.876 0.842 0.910
51 to 70
Male 0.877 0.846 0.907
Female 0.856 0.829 0.884
71 or older
Male 0.836 0.796 0.877
Female 0.887 0.853 0.921
* significantly different from estimate for females in same age group (p < 0.05)
† significantly different from estimate for previous age group of same sex (p < 0.05)
Source: 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition.