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Table 5 Prevalence of Rural and Non-Rural Adults Consuming Five or More Daily Servings of Fruits and Vegetables 2009 BRFSS Data and 2007 USDA Census Data

From: A cross-sectional study of US rural adults’ consumption of fruits and vegetables: do they consume at least five servings daily?

State Prevalence Rural Adults Prevalence Non-Rural Adults % Difference Between Rural and Non-Rural Adults State National Ranking for Fruit and Vegetable Production*
Alabama 17.01 20.63 −21.27 17
Alaska 19.79 23.76 −20.04 48
Arizona 25.39 23.13 8.90 12
Arkansas 19.01 19.74 −3.87 35
California 22.90 24.28 −6.01 1
Colorado 21.84 22.58 −3.37 26
Connecticut 25.76 27.57 −7.00 37
Delaware 23.45 22.75 2.96 46
Florida 21.64 23.32 −7.77 11
Georgia 21.94 23.58 −7.50 19
Hawaii 25.79 21.40 17.05 7
Idaho 21.55 25.03 −16.19 34
Illinois 22.63 21.65 4.34 24
Indiana 17.17 20.34 −18.42 25
Iowa 17.82 17.96 −0.78 29
Kansas 17.24 18.48 −7.20 41
Kentucky 17.30 21.96 −26.91 14
Louisiana 14.48 17.25 −19.16 38
Maine 25.93 28.27 −9.04 33
Maryland 21.24 26.99 −27.05 32
Massachusetts 19.66 24.27 −23.47 27
Michigan 21.39 22.05 −3.06 5
Minnesota 19.53 22.70 −16.25 22
Mississippi 14.26 19.02 −33.36 28
Missouri 18.14 18.80 −3.64 23
Montana 24.35 25.88 −6.28 40
Nebraska 21.23 19.45 8.35 43
Nevada 23.19 22.48 3.03 49
New Hampshire 28.45 24.71 13.17 42
New Jersey N/A 24.83 N/A 20
New Mexico 21.34 22.59 −5.86 15
New York 24.50 25.65 −4.69 4
North Carolina 17.34 21.04 −21.37 6
North Dakota 21.75 21.68 0.30 47
Ohio 18.26 20.94 −14.67 9
Oklahoma 13.88 14.44 −4.07 31
Oregon 23.62 25.41 −7.59 8
Pennsylvania 20.34 24.01 −18.04 3
Rhode Island N/A 25.53 N/A 44
South Carolina 15.33 17.31 −12.88 21
South Dakota 15.71 14.29 9.04 45
Tennessee 19.73 23.26 −17.90 18
Texas 22.70 22.75 −0.22 10
Utah 19.10 23.25 −21.73 30
Vermont 28.74 27.81 3.26 39
Virginia 22.60 26.89 −19.00 16
Washington 22.60 24.90 −10.17 2
West Virginia 15.90 16.18 −1.81 36
Wisconsin 20.04 21.95 −9.53 13
Wyoming 23.14 21.25 8.20 50
U.S. 20.38 23.07 −13.19  
  1. * USDA Census 2007 Data on Number of Farms and Acreage Dedicated to Fruit and Vegetable Production by State were used to compute ranking [46].