Table 2: Estimated folic acid intakes from foods and beverages before and after mandatory bread flour fortification.

Age group (years) both gendersMean intake of folic acid ( 𝜇 g/day)#
Pre-fortificationPost-fortificationIncrease (and percentage increase) in mean dietary folic acid intake

2-3¥104227123 (118%)
4–8¥108276168 (156%)
9–13¥107307200 (187%)
14–16¥110343233 (212%)
16–44 (women) *102261159 (156%)
19 & over*127314187 (147%)

#Does not include use of dietary supplements.
¥2007 ANCNPAS data: number of respondents aged 2-3 years = 552; 4–8 years = 1,520; 9–13 years = 1,493; 14–16 years = 922.
*1995 NNS restricted sample: number of respondents aged 16–44 years (females only) = 328; 19 years and above (both genders) = 1,163.