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Statistics Canada - Government of Canada
Table 1. Average daily calorie consumption, by age group and sex, household population aged 5 or older, Canada excluding territories, 1972 and 2004
Age group 1972 2004
Average1 kcal Average kcal 95% confidence interval
5 to 11

Both sexes

2,300
2,041
2,005, 2,076
12 to 19
Male
3,251
2,806
2,736, 2,877
Female
2,243
2,047
2,002, 2,092
20 to 39
Male
3,374
2,660
2,585, 2,735
Female
2,001
1,899
1,835, 1,963
40 to 64
Male
2,671
2,345
2,280, 2,410
Female
1,726
1,757
1,720, 1,794
65 or older
Male
2,056
1,948
1,889, 2,007
Female
1,530
1,544
1,507, 1,581
1. Statistical comparisons with 2004 are not possible.
Notes: : Estimates of energy intake include calories from alcoholic beverages. Excludes women who were pregnant or breastfeeding.
Data sources: 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey: Nutrition; Food Consumption Patterns Report, 1977