Dietary Reference Intakes for folate*

  • For Indians (as folic acid)
Group Particulars Body weight (kg) * *RDA (mg/day)
  Infants   0-6 months   5.4   25
    6-12 months   8.6   25
  Children   1-3 years   12.2   30
    4-6 years   19.0   40
    7-9 years   26.9   60
  Boys   10-12 years   35.4   70
    13-15 years   47.8   100
    16-18 years   57.1   100
  Girls   10-12 years   31.5   70
    13-15 years   46.7   100
    16-18 years   49.9   100
  Man   Sedentary work   60   100
    Moderate work   60   100
    Heavy work   60   100
  Woman   Sedentary work   50   100
    Moderate work   50   100
    Heavy work   50   100
    Pregnant   50   400
    Lactation-0-6 months   50   150
    Lactation-6-12 months   50   150
·         For U.S. residents
Age * *RDA (mg/day)  
  Infants
  0-6 months   65**
  7-12 months   80**
  Children
  1-3 years   150
  4-8 years   200
  Males
  9-13 years   300
  14-18 years   400
  19-30 years   400
  31-50 years   400
  51-70 years   400
  > 70 years   400
  Females
  9-13   300
  14-18   400
  19-30   400
  31-50   400
  51-70   400
  > 70 years   400
  Pregnancy   600
  Lactation   500

*AI (adequate intake) values.  * *R.D.A (Recommended Dietary Allowance)