Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in 16 us states: behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 1990-1996

Auteur(s) :
Serdula MK., Bowman BA., Ziebland S., Williams RJ., Mokdad AH., Nelson D.
Date :
Mai, 2000
Source(s) :
American journal of public health. #90:5 p777-781
Adresse :
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MS K25), Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, USA.

Sommaire de l'article

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.

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