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Complete Indicator Profile of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day

Definition

Percentage of people who responded yes when asked if they consumed five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day.

Numerator

Number of adults aged 18 years and older who responded yes when asked if they consumed five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day

Denominator

Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Data Interpretation Issues

Data in this table were derived from the fruits and vegetables questions.

Why Is This Important?

"Good nutrition is essential to good health and healthy weight. Fruits and vegetables are nutritious foods that have been shown to guard against many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

HNC 2020

More Information

USDA Food Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

CDC: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.html

Other Program Information

Eat Smart Move More: http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/



Graphical Data Views

Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009

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North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2009 20.6% 19.5% 21.8%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 29.3%

Data Notes

The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 



Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day by Ethnicity, 2009

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Hispanic Ethnicity Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Hispanic 15.7% 11.3% 21.4%
Non-Hispanic 21.1% 19.9% 22.3%

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 



Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day by Race, 2009

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Race Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
White 21.3% 20.0% 22.6%
African American 18.8% 16.2% 21.8%
Asian 31.0% 20.7% 43.7%
Native American 18.9% 12.3% 27.9%
Other 16.9% 11.9% 23.5%

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 



Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day by Sex, 2009

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Males vs. Females Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Male 2009 17.4% 15.7% 19.3%
Female 2009 23.7% 22.3% 25.2%

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 



Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day by Age, 2009

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Age Group Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
18-24 18.5% 13.8% 24.3%
25-34 22.8% 19.6% 26.3%
35-44 19.9% 17.6% 22.5%
45-54 20.2% 18.1% 22.4%
55-64 19.5% 17.6% 21.6%
65-74 21.3% 19.0% 23.7%
75+ 23.7% 20.9% 26.9%


Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day by Education, 2009

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Education Level Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Less Than High School 11.0% 8.8% 13.7%
H.S. Grad or G.E.D. 17.3% 15.2% 19.7%
Some Post High School 20.1% 17.9% 22.5%
College Graduate 28.4% 26.4% 30.4%

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 



Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day for Select Counties, 2009

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Selected Counties Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Alamance 24.4% 17.2% 33.5%
Buncombe 32.0% 26.3% 38.3%
Cabarrus 21.5% 16.3% 27.8%
Catawba 22.4% 17.4% 28.3%
Cumberland 24.0% 18.2% 30.9%
Davidson 18.4% 14.4% 23.3%
Durham 21.8% 16.9% 27.6%
Forsyth 24.7% 19.3% 31.1%
Gaston 18.5% 13.5% 24.8%
Guilford 20.8% 16.0% 26.6%
Iredell 26.6% 20.0% 34.4%
Johnston 16.8% 12.4% 22.3%
Mecklenburg 21.7% 17.8% 26.2%
New Hanover 19.4% 14.1% 26.0%
Onslow 19.7% 15.0% 25.4%
Orange 31.1% 25.6% 37.2%
Pitt 16.8% 12.8% 21.7%
Randolph 18.2% 13.4% 24.3%
Robeson 16.2% 11.5% 22.5%
Rowan 19.2% 15.0% 24.4%
Union 21.1% 16.3% 26.9%
Wake 25.9% 21.4% 31.0%
Wayne 20.3% 14.9% 26.9%
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 01/20/2012
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