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Table 3 Percentage and Number of Participant Mothers with Fresh and Canned Fruit and Vegetables Present During Five Household Food Inventories

From: Using direct observations on multiple occasions to measure household food availability among low-income Mexicano residents in Texas colonias

   Number of Household Inventories in Which Foods Were Present
  Time 1
% (n)
All 5
% (n)
4 of 5
% (n)
3 of 5
% (n)
2 of 5
% (n)
1 of 5
% (n)
0 of 5
% (n)
Fresh fruit - variety a  
0 50.0 (3) 16.7 (1) 0 16.7 (1) 16.7 (1) 33.3 (2) 16.7 (1)
1 33.3 (2)   0 66.7 (4) 0 0 33.3 (2)
2 16.7 (1) 0 0 0 16.7 (1) 50.0 (3) 33.3 (2)
≥3 0 0 0 0 16.7 (1) 83.3 (5)  
Fresh vegetables - variety b  
0 0 0 0 0 0 50.0 (3) 50.0 (3)
1-2 16.7 (1) 0 0 16.7 (1) 0 16.7 (1) 66.7 (4)
≥3 83.3 (5) 50.0 (3) 16.7 (1) 16.7 (1) 0 16.7 (1) 0
Canned fruit - variety  
0 100 (6) 100 (6) 0 0 0 0 0
Canned vegetables - variety c  
0 0 0 0 0 16.7 (1) 0 83.3 (5)
1-2 16.7 (1) 0 0 50.0 (3) 0 33.3 (2) 16.7 (1)
≥3 83.3 (5) 16.7 (1) 33.3 (2) 0 33.3 (2) 0 16.7 (1)
  1. a Total number of different types of fresh fruit (0, 1, 2, and 3 or more): apples, avocados, bananas, guava, grapes, mango, melons, oranges, papaya, plantain, and strawberries.
  2. b Total number of different types of fresh vegetables (0, 1-2, and 3 or more): broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumber, greens, lettuce, peppers, potatoes, squash, and tomatoes.
  3. c Total number of different types of fresh vegetables (0, 1-2, and 3 or more): asparagus, carrots, corn, green beans, green peas, greens, hominy, mixed vegetables, potatoes, and tomatoes.