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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 5.6 Child fruit and vegetable consumption, 2008/2009 combined, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Portions per day

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile

SIMD 85/15

5 th
(least deprived)

4 th

3 rd

2 nd

1 st
(most deprived)

85% least deprived

15% most deprived

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

None

6

7

7

13

15

8

17

Less than 5 portions

77

77

78

73

77

77

75

5 portions or more

17

15

15

13

8

15

8

Mean

3.0

2.9

2.9

2.5

2.2

2.8

2.2

Standard error of the mean

0.11

0.10

0.13

0.12

0.11

0.06

0.13

Median

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.2

2.0

2.5

2.0

Girls

None

4

8

7

11

13

7

14

Less than 5 portions

80

75

79

75

76

77

73

5 portions or more

17

17

15

14

11

15

13

Mean

3.1

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.5

2.9

2.6

Standard error of the mean

0.13

0.12

0.13

0.12

0.12

0.06

0.14

Median

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.3

2.0

2.7

2.0

Bases (weighted):

Boys

389

433

336

378

405

1637

303

Girls

394

387

343

327

389

1550

292

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

370

445

334

377

391

1625

292

Girls

384

416

346

322

384

1558

294