Indicator 1.7 Total energy intake from saturated fatty acids
Data for this indicator are not available for update—baseline results reported.
In 2011–12, it was estimated that 12% of energy intake for Australian adults was from saturated fats (including trans fatty acids) based on self-reported data from the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, which exceeds the recommended intake of no more than 10% of energy.
Age and sex
There was no significant difference between males and females, and little difference across age groups (Figure 1.7).
There was no significant difference in the energy intake from saturated fat by socioeconomic status. While those living in Major cities consumed a significantly lower proportion of saturated fat compared with those living in other areas, differences were small (Figure 1.7).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
In 2012–13, Indigenous Australians consumed 13% of their total energy intake from saturated fats, based on self-reported data from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical activity Survey. There was no difference between Indigenous males and females.
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Total energy intake from saturated fatty acids, by selected population group, 2011–12