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Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in the United States: behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 1994-2000.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15249308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in fruit and vegetable consumption in the United States.
METHODS: A 6-item food frequency questionnaire was used to assess consumption among 434 121 adults in 49 states and the District of Columbia who were sampled in random-digit-dialed telephone surveys administered in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.
RESULTS: Although the geometric mean frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption declined slightly, the proportion of respondents consuming fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day did not change. With the exception of the group aged 18 to 24 years, which experienced a 3-percentage-point increase, little change was seen among sociodemographic subgroups.
CONCLUSIONS: Frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption changed little from 1994 to 2000. If increases are to be achieved, additional efforts and new strategies will be needed.
Mary K Serdula; Cathleen Gillespie; Laura Kettel-Khan; Rosanne Farris; Jennifer Seymour; Clark Denny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-13     Completed Date:  2004-08-02     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1014-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mail Stop K-26, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System*
Food Preferences*
Middle Aged
United States

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