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Important Facts for 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

Other Program Information

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

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Content updated: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:15:56 EDT