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Consumption of five servings of fruit and vegetables per day

Period: October 2004

Questions: On average, how many days do you eat fruit within a week? On the day(s) that you have eaten fruit, how many fruits do you eat? A fruit equals to a medium-sized apple or orange, a banana, two small fruits such as apricot or plum, or one bowl of small fruits like grapes or strawberries.

On average, how many days do you eat vegetables within a week? On the day(s) that you have eaten vegetables, how many bowls of vegetables do you eat? One bowl refers to the size of a rice bowl.
 

Servings of fruit and vegetables per day* Male
Number (%)
Female
Number (%)
Overall
Number (%)
Less than 5 856 (86.2%) 862 (78.7%) 1 718 (82.3%)
5 or more 137 (13.8%) 233 (21.3%) 370 (17.7%)
Total 993 (100.0%) 1 095 (100.0%) 2 088 (100.0%)

Note:
*Average number of servings of fruit and vegetables eaten per day is equal to the sum of the average number of fruit eaten per day and twice the average number of bowls of vegetables eaten per day.
Add-ups may not be equal to total due to rounding.


 

 

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