4364.0.55.008 - Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes, 2011-12
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Vitamin A helps normal immune function, vision, and reproduction.1 Vegetable products and dishes are the largest contributors to vitamin A intake in Australia followed by milk products.2
Approximately 17% of males and 14% of females had inadequate usual intakes of vitamin A (as retinol equivalents). For 14-18 year olds, 33% of males and 27% of females did not meet requirements, along with 21% of males and 20% of females aged 19-30 years.
Source(s): Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes, 2011-12
Less than 5% of the population exceeded the UL for preformed vitamin A (retinol).
1 National Health and Medical Research Council and New Zealand Ministry of Health, 2006, Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, <http://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/vitamin-a>, last accessed 4/2/2015
2 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014, Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results - Foods and Nutrients, 2011-12, 'Table 10: Proportion of Nutrients from food groups', data cube: Excel spreadsheet, cat. no. 4364.0.55.007
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