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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.

Sources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. (n.d.). Trends in health and aging, Fruit and vegetable consumption by state, sex, and race/Hispanic origin, 1994-2003 (BRFSS).
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Center on the Family. (2006, May). Special tabulation using data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), by state, 1999-2003, as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

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Year National State County
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