What are the recommended daily amounts of calcium and vitamin D?

The daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium varies depending on a person's age and gender.

Males and females:
  • 1 to 3 years: 700 milligrams (mg)
  • 4 to 8 years: 1,000 mg
  • 9 to 18 years: 1,300 mg
  • 19 to 50 years: 1,000 mg
Males: 51 to 70 years: 1,000 mg
Females: 51 to 70 years: 1,200 mg

Males and females: 71 and over: 1,200 mg

For vitamin D, the daily RDA depends on a person's age and is the same for males and females.
  • 1 to 70 years: 600 international units (IU)
  • 71 and over: 800 IU

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