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23.3
Comparison: 23.8
Unit: percent
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Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Value: 23.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2009
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX State Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Diabetes
Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who eat fruits and vegetables five or more times per day.
Why this is important: 
It is essential to eat a fresh, healthy and balanced diet in order to maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease. Numerous studies have shown a clear link between the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables consumed and rates of chronic diseases, especially cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, about 35 percent of all cancers can be prevented through increased fruit and vegetable consumption. The USDA currently recommends four and one-half cups (nine servings) of fruits and vegetables daily for a 2,000-calorie diet, with higher or lower amounts depending on the caloric level. Despite the benefits, many people still do not eat recommended levels of fruits and vegetables.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2005: 20.1 2007: 25.5 2009: 23.3

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
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Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Value: 23.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2009
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Diabetes
Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who eat fruits and vegetables five or more times per day.
Why this is important: 
It is essential to eat a fresh, healthy and balanced diet in order to maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic disease. Numerous studies have shown a clear link between the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables consumed and rates of chronic diseases, especially cancer. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, about 35 percent of all cancers can be prevented through increased fruit and vegetable consumption. The USDA currently recommends four and one-half cups (nine servings) of fruits and vegetables daily for a 2,000-calorie diet, with higher or lower amounts depending on the caloric level. Despite the benefits, many people still do not eat recommended levels of fruits and vegetables.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS-SMART/SelMMSAPrevData.asp
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2005: 20.1 2007: 25.5 2009: 23.3

percent

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