Table 1

Dietary contribution of NOVA food groups and indicators of the dietary content in free sugars according to age groups in the UK population aged 1.5 years or over (2008–2014)

Age groupsDietary contribution (% of total energy intake)% of total energy intake from free sugarsIndividuals with ≥10% of total energy intake from free sugars
Unprocessed or minimally processed foods+processed culinary ingredientsProcessed foodsUltra-processed foodsUnprocessed or minimally processed foods+processed culinary ingredientsProcessed foodsUltra-processed foodsTotalOverall diet
MeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSE%95% CI
1.5–10 years31.960.334.510.1063.530.3418.820.455.150.2276.030.4914.000.1474.9472.78 to 76.99
11–18 years27.250.374.750.1668.000.4018.630.552.480.1978.890.5715.780.1982.9180.72 to 84.90
19–64 years34.750.3210.370.1954.890.3524.680.5012.960.3862.360.5611.930.1456.5954.47 to 58.68
≥65 years38.570.498.450.2952.980.5226.770.9615.380.6957.861.0111.360.2356.8352.98 to 60.59
Total34.350.228.830.1356.820.2423.780.3611.460.2764.750.4012.440.1061.2759.76 to 62.76