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Fruits and Vegetable Consumption

By Sex
By Education
By Income

According to the 2013/14 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) conducted by Statistics Canada, 39% (35.8%, 42.7%) of Simcoe Muskoka residents (12+) reported consuming fruits and vegetables five or more times each day. This was same as the provincial average, where 39% (38.0%, 39.8%) reported eating fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day. No significant trends were observed in the proportion of the population eating fruits and vegetables five or more times per day for the time period between 2003 and 2014; however, the proportion of Ontario residents (12+) that reported eating fruits and vegetables five or more times per day in 2013/14 was significantly lower than what was reported in 2003.

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By Sex

In 2013/14 in Simcoe Muskoka among the population 12 years and older, fruit and vegetable consumption was significantly higher in females when compared with males: 46% (41.7%, 50.9%) among females versus 32% (26.9%, 36.9%) among males. The per cent of males and females that reported eating fruits and vegetables five or more times per day in Ontario was similar to what was reported in Simcoe Muskoka.
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By Education

In 2013/14 in Simcoe Muskoka among adults 25 to 64 years of age, fruit and vegetable consumption increased significantly with higher levels of education: 31% (24.5%, 38.8%) among those with less than a high school diploma versus 49% (38.8%, 59.3%) among those with a university degree or higher. The fruit and vegetable consumption data by highest level of education for Ontario as a whole was not significantly different from the Simcoe Muskoka data.

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By Income

In 2013/14 in Simcoe Muskoka among the population 12 years and older, fruit and vegetable consumption increased with higher levels of household income: 33% (26.2%, 41.2%) among those in the bottom 20 per cent of household income versus 46% (37.1%, 54.2%) among in the top 20 per cent of household income. The fruit and vegetable consumption data by household income for Ontario as a whole was not significantly different from the Simcoe Muskoka data.

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