KEY FINDINGS: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2012 •Among U.S. adults, men consumed an average of 3.46 liters (117 ounces) of water per day, and women consumed 2.75 liters (93 ounces) per day. •Men aged 60 and over consumed less water (2.92 liters) than men aged 20-39 (3.61 liters) and 40-59 (3.63 liters). Similarly, women aged 60 and over consumed less water (2.51 liters) than women aged 20-39 (2.78 liters) and 40-59 (2.9 liters). •Non-Hispanic white men and women consumed more water daily than non-Hispanic black and Hispanic men and women. •Water intake increased with physical activity level for both men and women. •Among men, 30% of total water consumed was plain water (with the remainder from other foods and liquids) compared with 34% for women.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||NCHS data brief|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2016|
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