Table 5.9: Fruit and vegetable consumption, (age-standardised), 2017/2018 combined, by adult food insecurity and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2017/2018 combined
Portions per day Worried would run out of food Ate less Ran out of food
Yes No Yes No Yes No
% % % % % %
Men None 23 11 23 11 23 11
Less than 1 portion 4 5 5 5 3 5
1 portion or more but less than 2 18 19 19 19 16 19
2 portions or more but less than 3 16 17 19 17 15 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 16 17 12 17 15 17
4 portions or more but less than 5 7 11 8 11 10 11
5 portions or more 17 21 14 20 19 20
Mean 2.5 3.1 2.3 3.1 2.7 3.1
SE of the mean 0.25 0.06 0.24 0.06 0.48 0.06
Standard deviation 2.30 2.51 2.19 2.51 2.45 2.50
Median 2.0 2.7 2.0 2.7 2.0 2.7
Women None 13 7 14 7 22 8
Less than 1 portion 6 4 7 4 4 4
1 portion or more but less than 2 19 16 13 16 17 16
2 portions or more but less than 3 19 17 25 17 17 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 15 16 12 16 10 16
4 portions or more but less than 5 9 14 10 14 8 14
5 portions or more 20 25 20 25 22 25
Mean 3.2 3.6 3.2 3.6 3.2 3.5
SE of the mean 0.22 0.06 0.29 0.05 0.49 0.05
Standard deviation 3.23 2.66 3.29 2.66 3.77 2.66
Median 2.3 3.2 2.3 3.2 2.3 3.1
All adults None 17 9 18 9 22 9
Less than 1 portion 5 4 6 4 4 4
1 portion or more but less than 2 18 17 16 17 17 18
2 portions or more but less than 3 17 17 22 17 16 17
3 portions or more but less than 4 15 17 12 17 12 17
4 portions or more but less than 5 8 13 9 12 9 12
5 portions or more 19 23 17 23 21 23
Mean 2.9 3.3 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.3
SE of the mean 0.18 0.05 0.19 0.05 0.33 0.05
Standard deviation 2.85 2.6 2.88 2.6 3.21 2.59
Median 2.3 3.0 2.3 3.0 2.0 3.0
Unweighted bases Men 248 3031 179 3096 110 3158
Women 369 3969 271 4063 140 4187
All adults 617 7000 450 7159 250 7345
Weighted bases Men 308 3351 214 3422 122 3516
Women 346 3595 256 3681 130 3802
All adults 654 6946 469 7104 251 7318

Age-standardisation has been carried out using 2017 mid-year population estimates for private households in Scotland. Please see the technical report for more information.


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