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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption per day*

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  Total
Respond.#
Less than once or never 1 to less than 3 times 3 to less than 5 times 5 or more times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,904 88 3.5 2.4- 5.0 781 30.0 27.3-32.8 1,220 41.4 38.5-44.4 815 25.2 22.9-27.5
GENDER
Male 1,107 44 5.1 3.1- 8.2 352 34.7 30.6-39.1 453 39.0 34.8-43.4 258 21.1 17.8-24.9
Female 1,797 44 1.9 1.2- 3.0 429 25.7 22.3-29.4 767 43.5 39.6-47.6 557 28.8 25.9-31.9
RACE
White 2,233 56 2.8 1.7- 4.7 574 30.0 26.9-33.4 934 40.7 37.3-44.1 669 26.5 24.0-29.1
African American 521 26 6.3 3.7-10.6 171 30.5 24.9-36.7 218 41.5 35.3-48.0 106 21.7 16.4-28.1
Other Minorities 108 5 2.2 0.8- 5.8 28 31.0 18.5-47.1 42 44.5 28.8-61.3 33 22.4 13.0-35.6
HISPANIC
Yes 81 3 2.7 0.6-10.6 31 39.1 23.1-57.8 27 41.7 23.2-62.8 20 16.6 8.5-29.8
No 2,815 85 3.5 2.4- 5.1 749 29.6 26.9-32.5 1,189 41.4 38.5-44.4 792 25.5 23.2-27.9
AGE
18-24 248 11 6.7 2.3-17.9 73 32.7 24.4-42.2 111 41.3 32.1-51.2 53 19.3 13.6-26.7
25-34 548 17 4.4 2.0- 9.2 190 38.8 32.9-45.1 216 34.5 29.1-40.3 125 22.3 17.2-28.5
35-44 596 18 3.1 1.6- 5.8 183 31.9 26.1-38.3 246 44.9 38.9-51.0 149 20.2 16.3-24.7
45-54 527 18 2.6 1.4- 4.5 142 29.7 23.6-36.8 210 41.5 33.9-49.6 157 26.2 20.6-32.6
55-64 407 12 3.0 1.4- 6.4 82 25.9 19.6-33.5 176 39.2 32.7-46.1 137 31.8 25.8-38.5
65+ 555 12 1.8 0.8- 4.3 108 20.1 15.7-25.3 252 45.7 39.9-51.6 183 32.4 27.1-38.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 388 23 8.3 4.0-16.3 137 39.3 31.5-47.7 160 36.9 29.4-45.2 68 15.4 10.7-21.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 897 38 4.5 2.7- 7.4 261 31.3 26.7-36.3 356 39.9 35.2-44.9 242 24.3 20.4-28.7
Some Post-H.S. 743 16 1.5 0.7- 3.0 183 28.6 24.1-33.7 328 41.6 36.5-46.8 216 28.3 23.9-33.1
College Graduate 867 11 1.1 0.5- 2.4 197 23.7 19.6-28.4 374 45.9 40.3-51.5 285 29.3 24.9-34.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 281 19 5.5 3.2- 9.5 81 31.2 22.9-40.8 110 37.6 29.4-46.6 71 25.7 18.9-33.8
$15,000- 24,999 489 20 4.5 2.3- 8.9 147 35.9 29.3-43.2 205 41.9 35.4-48.6 117 17.7 13.4-23.0
$25,000- 34,999 389 16 4.9 2.3- 9.8 113 36.3 28.9-44.4 148 31.3 25.2-38.1 112 27.5 21.4-34.6
$35,000- 49,999 456 6 2.9 1.0- 7.8 117 29.4 23.5-36.1 204 43.1 36.7-49.7 129 24.6 19.7-30.3
$50,000+ 759 11 0.9 0.4- 1.7 184 26.5 21.9-31.8 335 43.7 37.9-49.8 229 28.8 23.9-34.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 195 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 52 26.9 20.5-34.5 75 40.8 33.2-48.8 65 31.3 24.6-38.8
Cumberland 210 9 3.3 1.5- 7.1 56 26.4 18.5-36.1 80 45.7 31.9-60.1 65 24.6 17.4-33.7
Durham 178 5 2.2 0.8- 5.7 54 37.3 25.3-51.0 68 29.6 21.8-38.8 51 31.0 22.0-41.6
Forsyth 214 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2 61 29.7 22.8-37.6 93 41.2 33.6-49.3 55 27.5 20.2-36.3
Gaston 216 7 3.1 1.4- 6.9 58 28.0 21.6-35.4 100 45.3 38.0-52.8 51 23.5 17.8-30.4
Guilford 204 5 3.0 1.2- 7.2 53 26.2 19.9-33.6 87 41.0 33.4-49.1 59 29.8 23.0-37.7
Mecklenburg 206 6 3.1 1.3- 7.4 44 21.9 16.2-28.9 90 44.2 36.8-51.8 66 30.8 24.2-38.3
New Hanover 196 7 4.4 1.9- 9.7 53 27.9 21.1-35.9 82 43.5 35.5-51.9 54 24.2 18.2-31.4
Onslow 206 7 2.7 1.2- 6.1 47 27.8 17.7-40.7 87 39.3 30.9-48.5 65 30.2 22.2-39.6
Wake 201 7 4.7 1.7-12.4 64 32.1 25.0-40.2 79 39.2 31.7-47.2 51 24.1 18.2-31.2
Western NC 288 7 2.3 1.0- 5.1 64 23.0 17.9-29.0 131 44.0 37.6-50.5 86 30.8 25.0-37.2
Piedmont NC 325 10 2.7 1.3- 5.5 100 34.4 27.7-41.7 137 41.0 33.8-48.7 78 21.9 17.0-27.6
Eastern NC 265 10 5.7 2.4-12.9 75 32.2 25.4-39.7 111 40.5 33.6-47.9 69 21.6 16.3-28.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the fruits and vegetables questions.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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