Indicator Report - Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day
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.
Percentage of Adults Who Consume Five or More Servings of Fruits and Vegetables per Day North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009
Data NotesThe HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Data SourcesBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics
DefinitionPercentage of people who responded yes when asked if they consumed five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 01/20/2012