Appendix Table A
Mean selected fatty acid levels, by sex, household population aged 20 to 79, Canada excluding territories, 2012/2013

Appendix Table A
Mean selected fatty acid levels, by sex, household population aged 20 to 79, Canada excluding territories, 2012/2013
Table summary
This table displays the results of Mean selected fatty acid levels. The information is grouped by Fatty Acid-Trivial Name (appearing as row headers), Shorthand notation, Total, Men, Women, % and 95% confidence interval (appearing as column headers).
Fatty Acid-Trivial Name Shorthand notation Total Men Women
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
from to from to from to
Lauric acid C12:0 Less than lower limit of detection
Myristic acid C14:0 0.40 0.38 0.42 0.40 0.38 0.43 0.40 0.37 0.42
Palmitic acid C16:0 23.63 23.46 23.81 23.57 23.32 23.83 23.69 23.48 23.89
Stearic acid C18:0 17.73 17.44 18.03 17.90 17.57 18.23 17.57Note  17.29 17.84
Total saturated fatty acids Total SFA 42.40 42.01 42.79 42.53 42.11 42.94 42.28Note  41.87 42.68
Palmitoleic acid 16:1n-7 0.53 0.47 0.59 0.51 0.42 0.60 0.54 0.47 0.62
Cis-vaccenic acid 18:1n-7c 1.22 1.20 1.25 1.21 1.17 1.25 1.24 1.20 1.27
Oleic acid 18:1n-9c 14.14 14.01 14.28 14.22 13.98 14.45 14.07 13.99 14.15
Total cis-18:1 fatty acids Total cis-18:1 15.37 15.22 15.51 15.43 15.18 15.67 15.31 15.22 15.39
Total cis-monounsaturated fatty acids Total cis-MUFA 16.51 16.30 16.71 16.54 16.20 16.88 16.47 16.33 16.62
Palmitelaidic acid 16:1n-7t 0.21 0.17 0.25 0.22 0.18 0.26 0.21 0.16 0.25
Elaidic acid 18:1n-9t 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.05
Trans-10-octadecenoic acid 18:1n-8t 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.07
Trans-vaccenic acid 18:1n-7t 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.05 0.07 0.07Note  0.06 0.07
Total trans-18:1 fatty acids Total trans-18:1 0.25 0.22 0.28 0.25 0.21 0.28 0.25 0.23 0.28
Total trans-18:2 fatty acids Total trans-18:2 0.16 0.13 0.20 0.16 0.13 0.20 0.16 0.13 0.19
Total trans-18:3 fatty acids Total trans 18:3 Less than lower limit of detection
Total trans fatty acids Total TFA 0.62 0.53 0.71 0.63 0.53 0.72 0.62 0.53 0.71
Linoleic acid 18:2n-6 13.14 12.78 13.51 12.80 12.47 13.13 13.47Note  12.99 13.96
Gamma-linolenic acid 18:3n-6 0.10 0.09 0.11 0.10 0.09 0.11 0.09Note  0.08 0.10
Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid 20:3n-6 1.83 1.77 1.89 1.88 1.83 1.92 1.78 1.68 1.88
Arachidonic acid 20:4n-6 14.60 14.36 14.84 14.69 14.44 14.93 14.51 14.21 14.80
Adrenic acid 22:4n-6 2.90 2.75 3.04 3.00 2.89 3.12 2.79Note  2.60 2.97
Omega-6 docosapentanoic acid 22:5n-6 0.44 0.42 0.45 0.45 0.43 0.46 0.43 0.40 0.45
Total omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids Total n-6 PUFA 33.28 32.82 33.74 33.20 32.65 33.75 33.37 32.93 33.80
Alpha-linolenic acid 18:3n-3 0.29 0.27 0.31 0.27 0.25 0.29 0.31Note  0.29 0.33
Eicosatrienoic acid 20:3n-3 Less than lower limit of detection
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5n-3 0.76 0.67 0.85 0.74 0.66 0.81 0.78 0.67 0.89
Omega-3 docosapentanoic acid 22:5n-3 2.40 2.33 2.48 2.50 2.43 2.58 2.30Note  2.21 2.39
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6n-3 3.74 3.52 3.95 3.60 3.37 3.82 3.87Note  3.60 4.15
Total omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Total n-3 PUFA 7.19 6.94 7.43 7.11 6.86 7.36 7.27 6.93 7.60
Total polyunsaturated fatty acids Total PUFA 40.47 40.11 40.83 40.30 39.81 40.80 40.63 40.25 41.02
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