Table 1a Minimally adjusteda mean daily intake of calcium by centre ordered from south to north, gender and age group

From: Variation in intakes of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium in 10 countries in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study

Country and centre Men Women
  N All 35–44 years 45–54 years 55–64 years 65–74 years Ptrend N All 35–44 years 45–54 years 55–64 years 65–74 years Ptrend
   M s.e. M s.e. M s.e. M s.e. M s.e.    M s.e. M s.e. M s.e. M s.e. M s.e.  
Greece 1311 1190 15 1249 45 1234 31 1235 28 1085 24 0.18 1373 895 11 871 30 989 20 843 20 840 23 0.56
Spain
 Granada 214 1100 36 1091 77 1113 50 1085 83 0.25 300 906 24 956 62 941 40 877 38 856 77 0.03
 Murcia 243 1001 34 1263 107 923 62 1007 48 996 119 0.38 304 956 24 917 48 990 40 982 40 0.65
 Navarra 444 902 25 892 111 923 42 913 36 797 78 0.34 271 894 25 869 66 918 41 884 38 0.37
 San Sebastian 490 1004 24 1072 57 1036 34 999 46 905 122 0.03 244 934 27 913 57 1026 43 869 45 0.79
 Asturias 386 1067 27 1052 103 1038 46 1067 41 1172 74 0.18 324 973 23 964 56 981 37 960 37 1082 85 0.25
Italy
 Ragusa 168 804 41 886 61 729 64 0.16 138 620 35 601 59 636 66 680 63 0.65
 Naples              403 755 21 775 67 760 33 781 32 623 67 0.25
 Florence 271 868 32 1067 102 888 56 861 46 0.03 784 725 15 850 50 694 26 712 21 812 58 0.84
 Turin 676 934 21 925 67 940 34 953 29 916 79 0.89 392 765 21 776 66 755 35 782 29 0.26
 Varese 327 997 30 1048 66 988 35 892 100 0.44 794 768 15 744 47 769 25 792 22 696 44 0.62
France
 South coast              620 986 17    1007 27 989 26 923 35 0.20
 South              1425 906 11    889 17 908 17 919 25 0.10
 North-East              2059 922 9    925 14 931 14 874 21 0.39
 North-West              631 864 17    875 26 846 25 859 40 0.63
Germany
 Heidelberg 1034 1016 17 1111 44 1044 26 995 25 0.28 1087 1025 13 1073 21 1052 23 991 21 0.02
 Potsdam 1233 890 15 951 44 879 31 890 20 913 59 0.59 1061 844 13 858 25 823 25 860 19 916 80 0.29
The Netherlands
 Bilthoven 1024 1053 17 1093 33 1098 26 1055 29 0.11 1086 922 13 977 22 921 20 910 24 0.95
 Utrecht              1870 1086 10    1055 17 1117 15 1044 19 0.91
United Kingdom
 General population 402 1114 27 1134 88 1168 48 1108 49 1043 48 0.19 570 903 17 901 52 918 28 908 31 867 37 0.35
 Health-conscious 114 970 50 784 82 1001 77 0.60 197 864 30 935 94 832 48 846 47 965 82 0.79
Denmark
 Copenhagen 1356 1058 14    1030 24 1078 19 1017 73 0.88 1484 919 11    917 18 913 14 928 51 0.48
 Aarhus 567 1124 22    1152 32 1117 32 0.27 510 1026 18    1079 26 971 26 0.52
Sweden
 Malmö 1421 967 15    1042 43 962 22 892 20 0.03 1711 841 10    853 21 833 17 809 16 0.04
 Umeå 1344 1124 15 1319 49 1122 27 1103 20 1038 43 0.08 1574 922 10 957 25 922 19 911 16 904 34 0.07
Norway 0.18             
 South and East              1004 799 13 806 31 816 16 802 32    0.81
 North and West              793 791 15 855 34 808 18 722 39    0.11
  1. Abbreviations: M, mean; s.e., standard error; —, if fewer than 20 persons are present in a certain age group, mean intake is not presented.
  2. a Adjusted for age (when not stratified for age) and weighted by season and day of recall.