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Am J Public Health. 2000 May;90(5):777-81.

Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in 16 US states: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1990-1996.

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Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MS K25), Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, USA. ril6@cdc.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study examined trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in 16 US states.

METHODS:

Data from telephone surveys were used to stratify respondents by sociodemographic and health-related characteristics.

RESULTS:

The proportion of adults who consumed fruits and vegetables at least 5 times daily was 19%, 22%, and 23% in 1990, 1994, and 1996, respectively. While the proportion increased among those with active leisure-time physical activities and normal weight, it remained almost the same among inactive people and dropped among the obese.

CONCLUSIONS:

Progress in fruit and vegetable intake from 1990 to 1994 was encouraging, but it changed little between 1994 and 1996.

PMID:
10800429
PMCID:
PMC1446230
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.90.5.777
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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