Adequate Intake. When using the AI as reference, the results can be reported as the intake at selected percentiles of the sample distribution (5th, 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 95th), and interpreted as the extent to which individuals at a specific point of the group intake distribution tend to be above (or below) the AI.
It is based on approximations of mean nutrient intake level by a group of healthy people. A recommended intake value based on the average nutrient intake of. The DRIs replace and expand on the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for the United States and the Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNIs) for Canada.