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Table 1
Estimated average daily vitamin C requirements, by age group and sex

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Age group Milligrams per day
Male Female
1 to 3 13 13
4 to 8 22 22
9 to 13 39 39
14 to 18 63 56
19 or older 75 60
35 milligrams higher for smokers.
Note: Excludes pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Source: Reference 1.