QuickStats: Percentage*, of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Consumed Fruit on a Given Day, by Race and Hispanic Origin§ — United States, 2015–2018

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Figure is a bar graph indicating the percentage of U.S. adults aged ≥20 years who consumed fruit on a given day during 2015–2018, by race and Hispanic origin.

* Percentages are based on fruit reported during the 24-hour dietary recall, day 1. Fruits were defined using U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Patterns Equivalents Database food groups. https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80400530/pdf/fped/FPED_1718.pdf

95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.

§ Estimates for persons reporting more than one race are not shown separately but are included in the total.

During 2015–2018, on a given day, 67.3% of adults aged ≥20 years consumed any fruit; 29.7% consumed citrus, melons, or berries; 47.5% consumed other whole fruits; and 30.8% consumed 100% fruit juice. Non-Hispanic Asian (76.5%) and Hispanic adults (72.2%) were more likely to consume any fruit on a given day than non-Hispanic White (66.3%) and non-Hispanic Black adults (63.7%). Non-Hispanic Black adults were least likely to consume citrus, melons, or berries (20.5%) and other whole fruit (35.6%), and non-Hispanic Asian adults were most likely to consume other whole fruits (60.1%). A higher percentage of non-Hispanic Black (37.7%) and Hispanic (37.5%) adults consumed 100% fruit juice compared with non-Hispanic White (28.5%) and non-Hispanic Asian (28.9%) adults.

Source: NCHS Data Brief, no. 397, National Center for Health Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db397-H.pdf

Reported by: Nicholas Ansai, MPH, qjk0@cdc.gov, 301-458-4385; Edwina Wambogo, PhD; Ana Terry, MS.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Consumed Fruit on a Given Day, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2015–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1264. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7036a5.

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