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Table 6.4 Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements, adults and children, 2017, by age and sex

All ages 2017
Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements Age Total 16+
0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54a 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % % %
Male
Taking any supplement 25 18 26 22 19 26 32 24 24
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 21 10 15 14 15 15 18 11 14
No supplements taken 75 82 74 78 81 74 68 76 76
Female
Taking any supplement 23 27 39 35 32 35 42 34 35
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 20 20 30 26 20 23 24 19 23
Taking supplement containing folic acidb n/a 2 14 5 2 n/a n/a n/a 7
No supplements taken 77 73 61 65 68 65 58 66 65
All
Taking any supplement 24 22 32 28 26 31 37 30 29
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 20 15 23 20 18 19 21 16 19
No supplements taken 76 78 68 72 74 69 63 70 71
Bases (weighted):
Males 819 242 294 270 323 282 221 144 1776
Females 784 237 306 285 346 298 244 203 1919
Females aged 16-49 237 306 284 169 996
All 1603 480 600 554 669 580 465 347 3696
Bases (unweighted):
Males 819 133 219 201 244 327 283 190 1597
Females 784 159 287 324 366 384 342 237 2099
Females aged 16-49 159 287 323 171 940
All 1603 292 506 525 610 711 625 427 3696

a Folic acid data only collected from women aged 16-49 so the figure included here is for women aged 45-49
b Asked of women aged 16-49. Total is for that age group only


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