Fruit and vegetable consumption in older individuals in Northern Ireland: levels and patterns

Katherine Appleton, Rory McGill, Jayne Woodside

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Abstract

Low intakes of fruit and vegetables have previously been reported in the older population of Great Britain, particularly among certain socio-demographic groups. Levels and patterns of consumption in the older population of Northern Ireland, however, remain unknown. A representative sample of 1000 members of the older population of Northern Ireland were contacted by telephone to assess average intake of all fruits and vegetables and various demographic details. Data from 426 individuals (representative of the whole population) reported a mean consumption of 4.0 (SD 1-3) and 4.1 (SD 1-3) portions of fruit and vegetables per weekday and per weekend day respectively. Regression analyses revealed greater consumption on weekdays by females (B 0.53; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-953
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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