Table 3: Estimated 10th and 90th percentile folic acid intakes from fortified foods  before and after the introduction of mandatory bread flour fortification.

Folic acid intake ( 𝜇 g/day)#
Age group (both genders)10th percentile90th percentile
Pre-fortificationPost-fortificationPre-fortificationPost-fortification

2-3 years¥1.373231405
4–8 years¥1.6114261484
9–13 years¥0.7114246549
14–16 years¥0111294620
16 44 years (women) *1179251475
19 years & above*14105302582

#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.