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Table 3 Percent of Canadians consuming Milk & Alternatives and number of servings per day by age groups1

From: Consumption of Milk and alternatives decreased among Canadians from 2004 to 2015: evidence from the Canadian community health surveys

  Milk & Alternatives food group Main Food Items
Plain milk Flavoured milk Cheese Yogurt Fortified soy beverages
CCHS
2004
(n = 26,619,550)
CCHS
2015
(n = 29,380,975)
CCHS
2004
(n = 20,879,908)
CCHS
2015
(n = 18,790,221)
CCHS
2004
(n = 890,305)
CCHS
2015
(n = 1,118,649)
CCHS
2004
(n = 16,392,316)
CCHS
2015
(n = 17,926,472)
CCHS
2004
(n = 4,217,387)
CCHS
2015
(n = 6,827,004)
CCHS
2004
(n = 146,085)
CCHS
2015
(n = 506,575)
Percent of consumption (%) All ages 89.5 ± 0.4 87.7 ± 0.5* 70.2 ± 0.5 56.1 ± 0.7* 3.0 ± 0.2 3.3 ± 0.2 55.1 ± 0.6 53.5 ± 0.8 14.2 ± 0.4 20.4 ± 0.6* 0.50 ± 0.11 1.51 ± 1.15*
Age groups
2–5 years
97.9 ± 0.5 97.6 ± 0.6 87.4 ± 1.1 81.3 ± 2.0 7.6 ± 0.9 7.5 ± 1.3 59.8 ± 1.6 66.5 ± 2.2 25.7 ± 1.5 47.7 ± 2.5*
6–12 years 95.8 ± 0.4 95.1 ± 0.8 81.4 ± 0.9 71.2 ± 1.6* 7.5 ± 0.6 11.1 ± 1.2* 64.1 ± 1.0 60.4 ± 1.7 17.3 ± 0.8 29.6 ± 1.6*
13–18 years 91.4 ± 0.7 88.6 ± 1.1 70.0 ± 1.0 57.9 ± 1.4* 6.3 ± 0.5 8.0 ± 0.8 62.6 ± 1.0 58.2 ± 1.4 11.4 ± 0.7 14.0 ± 1.0
19–54 years 88.1 ± 0.6 85.8 ± 0.9 66.0 ± 0.8 50.0 ± 1.2* 2.4 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.3 56.6 ± 0.9 53.8 ± 1.3 14.4 ± 0.7 18.6 ± 1.0*
≥ 55 years 88.6 ± 0.6 87.3 ± 0.8 73.2 ± 0.8 58.3 ± 1.2* 0.7 ± 0.1 1.8 ± 0.3* 45.4 ± 1.0 48.7 ± 1.2 12.2 ± 0.6 19.3 ± 1.0*
Servings per day (n/day) Total 1.9 ± 0.02 1.7 ± 0.02* 1.2 ± 0.01 0.9 ± 0.01* 1.5 ± 0.05 1.3 ± 0.05* 0.7 ± 0.01 0.8 ± 0.01* 0.8 ± 0.03 0.8 ± 0.02 0.9 ± 0.09 0.8 ± 0.06
Age groups
2–5 years
2.5 ± 0.05 2.4 ± 0.08 1.7 ± 0.04 1.5 ± 0.05 1.1 ± 0.14 0.9 ± 0.08 0.5 ± 0.03 0.6 ± 0.04 0.6 ± 0.03 0.8 ± 0.05*
6–12 years 2.5 ± 0.04 2.2 ± 0.04* 1.5 ± 0.03 1.3 ± 0.03* 1.2 ± 0.05 0.9 ± 0.03* 0.6 ± 0.02 0.7 ± 0.02 0.7 ± 0.03 0.8 ± 0.04*
13–18 years 2.5 ± 0.04 2.2 ± 0.05* 1.7 ± 0.03 1.4 ± 0.04* 1.7 ± 0.10 1.5 ± 0.12 0.7 ± 0.02 0.9 ± 0.03* 0.8 ± 0.04 0.8 ± 0.04
19–54 years 1.8 ± 0.03 1.6 ± 0.03* 1.1 ± 0.02 0.8 ± 0.03* 1.6 ± 0.09 1.7 ± 0.11 0.7 ± 0.02 0.8 ± 0.03* 0.9 ± 0.06 0.8 ± 0.03
≥ 55 years 1.5 ± 0.03 1.5 ± 0.03 0.9 ± 0.02 0.8 ± 0.02* 1.3 ± 0.17 1.2 ± 0.13 0.6 ± 0.02 0.7 ± 0.02* 0.8 ± 0.02 0.8 ± 0.03
  1. 1All data are weighted and bootstrapped to obtain population level estimate. * Significant differences between 2004 and 2015 at 5% level of significance. Values are presented as % ± SE. CCHS: Canadian Community Health Survey.