Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among U.S. adults, 2011-2014
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
Clear All

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among U.S. adults, 2011-2014

Filetype[PDF-363.32 KB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Description:
      Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major contributor of calories and added sugars to diets of U.S. adults (1). Studies have found that sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has been linked to weight gain, metabolic syndrome, dental caries, and type 2 diabetes in adults (2–4). The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing added sugars consumption to less than 10% of total calories per day and, specifically, to choose beverages with no added sugars (1). This report presents results for consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among U.S. adults aged 20 and over for 2011–2014 by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin. Key findings Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Approximately one-half of U.S. adults consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day. Men consumed an average 179 kilocalories (kcal) from sugar-sweetened beverages, which contributed 6.9% of total daily caloric intake. Women consumed an average 113 kcal from sugar-sweetened beverages, which contributed 6.1% of total caloric intake. Young adults had the highest mean intake and percentage of daily calories from sugar- sweetened beverages relative to older adults. Non-Hispanic Asian men and women consumed the least calories and the lowest percentage of total calories from sugar-sweetened beverages compared with non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic men and women. Suggested citation: Rosinger A, Herrick K, Gahche J, Park S. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among U.S. adults, 2011–2014. NCHS data brief, no 270. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2017. CS273441
    • Document Type:
    • Place as Subject:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at