Table 5.4: Summary of adult eating habits, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Food type and frequency 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
% % % % % %
Men Oily fish once a week or more 23 24 25 23 32 29
White fish once a week or more 50 51 52 48 51 49
Tuna fish once a week or more 27 29 29 25 25 24
Red meata 2+ times a week 64 63 59 61 64 62
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 39 34 36 37 42 39
Drinks skimmed/semi-skimmed milk 70 73 71 71 70 68
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 28 26 28 27 31 27
Biscuits once a day or more 36 35 33 35 30 29
Cakes 2+ times a week 36 36 36 36 31 32
Ice-cream once a week or more 29 24 28 33 30 30
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 26 29 28 30 23 12
Crisps once a day or more 19 17 18 23 18 21
Chips 2+ times a week 36 35 36 37 37 38
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 55 53 52 51 49 49
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 42 41 43 43 42 39
High fibre/low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 29 24 31 30 29 29
Women Oily fish once a week or more 26 24 26 27 32 33
White fish once a week or more 52 49 50 48 48 50
Tuna fish once a week or more 33 32 32 30 31 30
Red meata 2+ times a week 59 53 53 51 51 49
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 18 17 21 20 23 21
Drinks skimmed/semi-skimmed milk 77 77 77 77 73 69
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 28 24 29 26 26 30
Biscuits once a day or more 33 28 32 27 25 25
Cakes 2+ times a week 33 36 33 32 32 29
Ice-cream once a week or more 28 24 25 26 24 26
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 21 23 22 24 17 8
Crisps once a day or more 16 14 16 19 15 20
Chips 2+ times a week 26 24 26 25 26 26
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 54 53 51 52 51 48
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 42 43 40 37 34 37
High fibre/low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 31 28 33 30 26 31
All adults Oily fish once a week or more 25 24 26 25 32 31
White fish once a week or more 51 50 51 48 49 50
Tuna fish once a week or more 30 30 30 28 28 28
Red meata 2+ times a week 61 58 56 56 57 55
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 28 25 28 28 32 30
Drinks skimmed/semi-skimmed milk 74 75 74 74 72 69
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 28 25 29 27 28 28
Biscuits once a day or more 34 31 32 31 28 27
Cakes 2+ times a week 34 36 35 34 32 31
Ice-cream once a week or more 28 24 26 29 27 28
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 23 26 25 27 20 10
Crisps once a day or more 17 15 17 21 17 20
Chips 2+ times a week 31 29 31 31 31 32
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 55 53 51 51 50 48
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 42 42 41 40 38 38
High fibre/low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 30 26 32 30 28 30
Unweighted bases Men 986 1013 1151 925 985 1350
Women 1286 1371 1459 1155 1216 1753
All adults 2272 2384 2610 2080 2201 3103
Weighted bases Men 1086 1142 1252 999 1057 1494
Women 1188 1242 1359 1081 1143 1609
All adults 2274 2384 2611 2080 2200 3103

a Red meat includes for example beef, lamb or pork
b Meat products includes for example sausages, meat pies, bridies, corned beef or burgers


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