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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Fruits and Vegetables

Not counting carrots, potatoes, or salad, how many servings of vegetables do you usually eat?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more/day 1 or more/week 1 or more/month 1 or more/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,555 9,065 69.1 67.5-70.6 2,978 26.3 24.8-27.8 368 3.2 2.6- 3.8 19 0.1 0.0- 0.1 125 1.4 1.0- 2.0
GENDER
Male 4,665 3,100 63.8 61.1-66.4 1,326 29.8 27.3-32.4 175 4.3 3.3- 5.7 6 0.1 0.0- 0.2 58 2.0 1.3- 3.2
Female 7,890 5,965 74.1 72.2-75.8 1,652 22.9 21.2-24.8 193 2.1 1.7- 2.5 13 0.1 0.1- 0.2 67 0.8 0.6- 1.2
RACE
White 9,980 7,295 70.5 68.8-72.1 2,327 25.4 23.9-27.1 267 2.9 2.4- 3.6 12 0.1 0.0- 0.1 79 1.1 0.7- 1.8
African American 1,718 1,182 68.0 64.0-71.8 443 26.8 23.2-30.8 65 3.4 2.4- 4.9 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2 25 1.7 0.9- 3.0
Asian 100 83 82.0 68.9-90.4 16 17.7 9.3-30.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 294 208 65.3 53.3-75.7 72 28.3 18.4-40.8 10 2.8 0.9- 8.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 3 3.4 0.9-11.6
Other Minorities 384 241 57.7 47.6-67.2 102 34.0 25.0-44.3 22 5.7 2.1-14.2 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 17 2.5 1.3- 4.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 412 249 52.5 43.2-61.6 119 37.2 28.5-46.8 24 6.5 2.9-14.1 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 17 3.7 1.5- 8.4
-English Speaking 222 155 65.7 54.4-75.5 52 27.5 18.2-39.2 9 5.3 2.1-12.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
-Spanish Speaking 190 94 45.0 32.6-58.1 67 42.6 30.3-56.0 15 7.2 2.4-19.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 13 5.1 1.9-12.7
Non-Hispanic 12,111 8,792 70.4 68.8-71.9 2,854 25.4 24.0-26.9 341 2.9 2.4- 3.4 16 0.1 0.0- 0.1 108 1.2 0.9- 1.8
AGE
18-24 377 234 58.2 50.5-65.6 111 33.3 26.4-41.0 16 4.1 1.8- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 16 4.3 2.1- 8.7
25-34 1,163 845 68.3 63.6-72.7 270 27.4 23.1-32.1 33 2.9 1.8- 4.7 2 0.1 0.0- 0.2 13 1.3 0.5- 3.4
35-44 1,894 1,351 69.7 66.3-72.9 459 25.9 22.9-29.2 60 3.3 2.2- 4.9 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3 21 1.0 0.6- 1.8
45-54 2,455 1,708 68.3 65.3-71.1 620 26.4 23.7-29.3 93 3.7 2.7- 5.1 5 0.1 0.1- 0.4 29 1.4 0.8- 2.5
55-64 2,647 1,910 71.3 68.6-73.8 622 24.8 22.4-27.4 85 3.0 2.2- 4.1 6 0.1 0.0- 0.5 24 0.8 0.4- 1.4
65-74 2,229 1,670 75.7 73.1-78.2 491 21.2 18.9-23.7 53 2.5 1.7- 3.7 2 0.0 0.0- 0.2 13 0.5 0.3- 1.0
75+ 1,682 1,262 75.4 71.9-78.5 383 22.5 19.4-25.9 27 1.7 1.0- 2.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 9 0.4 0.2- 1.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,543 996 59.1 53.5-64.4 437 32.1 27.2-37.4 76 6.5 4.0-10.6 7 0.2 0.1- 0.4 27 2.2 0.7- 6.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,706 2,543 65.1 61.9-68.3 979 28.7 25.7-31.9 125 3.3 2.4- 4.5 7 0.1 0.0- 0.3 52 2.8 1.8- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,205 2,322 68.3 65.1-71.4 768 27.8 24.8-31.1 88 3.0 2.2- 4.0 2 0.0 0.0- 0.2 25 0.9 0.5- 1.5
College Graduate 4,084 3,190 77.4 75.3-79.3 793 20.5 18.6-22.5 77 1.8 1.3- 2.5 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2 21 0.3 0.2- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,329 862 60.9 54.6-66.8 367 32.1 26.2-38.6 69 4.9 3.2- 7.4 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5 25 1.9 1.0- 3.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,982 1,393 66.3 62.0-70.4 501 29.0 25.1-33.3 71 3.2 2.2- 4.6 3 0.0 0.0- 0.2 14 1.4 0.5- 4.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,300 916 65.8 60.5-70.8 325 28.5 23.7-33.8 42 3.5 2.1- 5.8 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 16 2.2 1.1- 4.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,644 1,223 72.2 68.2-75.9 358 24.4 20.8-28.4 44 2.5 1.6- 3.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 17 0.8 0.4- 1.4
$50,000-74,999 1,771 1,298 71.4 67.7-74.7 418 25.3 22.1-28.9 41 2.6 1.6- 4.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 13 0.6 0.3- 1.2
$75,000+ 2,704 2,065 74.0 70.9-76.8 572 23.3 20.5-26.3 53 2.1 1.4- 3.1 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 12 0.5 0.2- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,380 3,073 67.5 64.7-70.2 1,064 25.9 23.4-28.6 176 4.9 3.9- 6.2 10 0.1 0.1- 0.3 57 1.5 1.0- 2.3
No 7,752 5,702 69.7 67.7-71.6 1,798 26.5 24.7-28.5 181 2.5 1.9- 3.4 9 0.1 0.0- 0.2 62 1.2 0.8- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,635 1,129 67.4 63.2-71.3 435 27.5 23.8-31.6 57 4.4 2.8- 6.6 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 12 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Non-Veteran 9,868 7,163 68.9 67.0-70.7 2,306 26.5 24.8-28.3 285 3.1 2.5- 3.9 14 0.1 0.0- 0.1 100 1.4 1.0- 2.0

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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