Table 5.3: Child fruit and vegetable consumption, 2008 to 2018

Base: Aged 2-15 2008 - 2018
Portions per day 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % % % %
Boys None 11 9 11 10 12 11 10 9 10 10 11
Less than 1 portion 4 5 5 4 6 6 5 6 4 6 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 21 22 22 22 22 21 23 22 23 20 24
2 portions or more but less than 3 23 23 21 20 23 21 22 21 22 21 16
3 portions or more but less than 4 16 17 18 19 17 17 15 20 17 17 17
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 11 10 12 9 11 11 12 12 11 12
5 portions or more 14 14 12 13 12 13 13 12 11 15 16
Mean 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8
SE of the mean 0.09 0.06 0.09 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.11 0.09 0.08 0.11 0.09
Standard deviation 2.03 1.91 1.99 1.91 1.97 2.03 2.17 1.96 1.97 2.29 2.23
Median 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5
Girls None 8 9 10 9 9 10 9 5 8 9 9
Less than 1 portion 4 5 5 5 2 4 4 6 5 6 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 17 21 19 22 19 20 21 21 19 17 20
2 portions or more but less than 3 25 18 25 21 23 21 22 24 22 21 24
3 portions or more but less than 4 21 17 17 18 18 21 19 20 20 20 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 14 12 14 15 11 12 11 11 11 11
5 portions or more 13 16 13 12 14 13 14 13 15 16 15
Mean 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8
SE of the mean 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.10 0.10
Standard deviation 2.07 2.04 1.85 2.00 2.00 1.97 2.00 1.92 2.02 2.07 2.17
Median 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5
All children None 10 9 11 9 11 10 10 7 9 10 10
Less than 1 portion 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 6 4 6 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 19 22 21 22 21 21 22 21 21 18 22
2 portions or more but less than 3 24 20 23 20 23 21 22 22 22 21 20
3 portions or more but less than 4 19 17 17 18 17 19 17 20 19 19 17
4 portions or more but less than 5 11 13 11 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12
5 portions or more 13 15 12 13 13 13 14 12 13 15 15
Mean 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8
SE of the mean 0.07 0.05 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.07
Standard deviation 2.05 1.98 1.92 1.96 1.99 2.00 2.09 1.94 2.00 2.18 2.20
Median 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5
Unweighted bases Boys 764 1153 821 855 761 819 729 634 665 706 930
Girls 752 1100 708 833 784 761 730 612 680 669 792
All children 1516 2253 1529 1688 1545 1580 1459 1246 1345 1375 1722
Weighted bases Boys 791 1153 792 881 800 830 742 626 689 714 902
Girls 736 1108 759 835 759 787 720 627 674 688 848
All children 1527 2261 1551 1716 1559 1616 1461 1253 1363 1403 1750

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