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ACCEPTABLE MACRONUTRIENT DISTRIBUTION RANGES
Approximately half of all Australians aged two years and over (51%) had a usual intake of carbohydrate as a proportion of total energy below the lower limit of the AMDR. More than two in three 51-70 year olds (70% of males and 68% of females) had an intake less than this lower limit of energy from carbohydrate. Almost no Australians (0.1%) aged two years and over had a usual intake of carbohydrates as a proportion of total energy above the upper limit of the AMDR.
Approximately one in eight males (13%) and one in six females (16%) had a usual intake of fat above the upper end of the recommended range of the proportion of total energy from fat. Amongst 14-18 year-olds, approximately one in five (22% of females and 19% of males) exceeded the upper boundary of the AMDR for the proportion of total energy from fat.
Approximately one in three children (30% of males and 33% of females) aged 2-18 years had a usual intake less than the lower end of the recommended intake of protein as a proportion of total energy, compared with approximately one in eight adults (13% of males and 11% of females).
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