Table 5.1: Adult fruit and vegetable consumption, 2003 to 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over 2003 - 2018
Portions per day 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % % % % %
Men None 11 10 11 12 10 11 11 12 13 14 11 12
Less than 1 portion 5 5 5 4 3 5 4 4 5 5 4 6
1 portion or more but less than 2 20 20 18 19 19 21 18 19 18 20 18 20
2 portions or more but less than 3 18 18 17 18 19 18 17 20 17 19 16 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 15 15 16 16 16 15 16 13 16 15 17 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 11 12 12 12 11 12 12 10 10 12 10
5 portions or more 20 20 22 20 20 19 22 20 19 17 22 19
Mean 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.2 2.9
SE of the mean 0.06 0.07 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.08 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.09 0.07
Standard deviation 2.47 2.60 2.45 2.45 2.40 2.43 2.44 2.49 2.48 2.37 2.50 2.51
Median 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.3 3.0 2.5
Women None 8 7 7 9 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 8
Less than 1 portion 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 7 4 4
1 portion or more but less than 2 19 17 17 17 18 18 17 18 17 17 15 17
2 portions or more but less than 3 17 18 18 17 17 20 19 19 18 18 17 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 16 16 17 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 12 14 12 13 13 12 12 13 14 12 13 14
5 portions or more 22 24 25 23 23 21 22 20 22 22 26 24
Mean 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.5
SE of the mean 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07
Standard deviation 2.42 2.50 2.48 2.44 2.41 2.33 2.36 2.55 2.48 2.54 2.57 2.80
Median 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.7 3.2 3.0
All adults None 9 9 9 10 9 10 9 10 11 12 10 10
Less than 1 portion 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 4 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 20 18 17 18 18 19 17 18 17 18 17 19
2 portions or more but less than 3 18 18 18 17 18 19 18 19 18 18 16 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 16 16 16 17 17 16 17 15 16 15 17 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 12 12 12 13 11 12 12 12 11 12 12
5 portions or more 21 22 23 22 22 20 22 20 21 20 24 22
Mean 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.2
SE of the mean 0.05 0.05 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06
Standard deviation 2.45 2.55 2.47 2.45 2.41 2.38 2.40 2.52 2.49 2.47 2.54 2.68
Median 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.8
Unweighted bases Men 3590 2840 3283 3112 3275 2126 2138 2066 2244 1892 1597 2074
Women 4526 3621 4241 4127 4260 2686 2754 2589 2750 2427 2099 2733
All adults 8116 6461 7524 7239 7535 4812 4892 4655 4994 4319 3696 4807
Weighted bases Men 3834 3087 3594 3465 3606 2309 2343 2234 2395 2073 1776 2315
Women 4281 3375 3926 3775 3931 2502 2547 2420 2597 2244 1919 2491
All adults 8115 6462 7520 7239 7537 4811 4890 4654 4992 4316 3696 4806

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