65+: Five a day consumption
Definition: Percentage of people aged 65 and over who consume 5 or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day, three-year average
Notes: The data are from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). The number of servings of fruits and vegetables per day was calculated based on the respondents' answers to a series of questions on fruit and vegetable consumption. Percentage is a 3-year average, which helps to reduce the year-to-year fluctuation due to small numbers. Percentage is reported under the year at the midpoint of the 3-year period. National data is the median of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.