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Table 4 The frequency of intake of selected commonly available fruits and vegetables by community

From: Low intake of commonly available fruits and vegetables in socio-economically disadvantaged communities of South Africa: influence of affordability and sugary drinks intake

  Daily Weekly Monthly Seldom p-value*
Fruit
 Oranges n (%)  
  Urban 87 (20.8) 261 (62.4) 35 (8.4) 35 (8.4) 0.001
  Rural 20 (17.1) 38 (32.5) 39 (33.3) 20 (17.1)
 Apples
  Urban 81 (19.4) 280 (67.0) 38 (9.1) 19 (4.5) 0.001
  Rural 18 (15.4) 44 (37.6) 37 (31.6) 18 (16.4)
 Pears
  Urban 58 (13.9) 218 (52.2) 87 (20.8) 55 (13.1) 0.005
  Rural 9 (7.7) 30 (25.6) 37 (31.6) 41 (35.0)
 Banana
  Urban 81 (19.4) 258 (61.7) 51 (12.2) 28 (6.7) 0.001
  Rural 15 (12.8) 42 (35.9) 39 (33.3) 21 (17.9)
 Peach
  Urban 77 (18.4) 219 (52.4) 50 (12.0) 72 (17.2) 0.003
  Rural 4 (3.4) 19 (16.2) 45 (38.5) 49 (41.9)
Vegetables
 Tomato
  Urban 61 (14.6) 273 (65.3) 50 (12.0) 34 (8.1) 0.001
  Rural 33 (28.2) 48 (41.0) 23 (19.7) 13 (11.1)
 Onions
  Urban 155 (37.1) 212 (50.7) 50 (12.0) 1 (0.2) 0.005
  Rural 73 (62.4) 22 (18.8) 20 (17.1) 2 (1.7)
 Spinach
  Urban 34 (8.1) 324 (77.5) 57 (13.6) 3 (0.7) 0.012
  Rural 15 (12.8) 58 (49.6) 38 (32.5) 6 (5.1)
 Cabbage
  Urban 29 (6.9) 335 (80.1) 48 (11.5) 6 (1.4) 0.001
  Rural 38 (32.5) 50 (42.7) 26 (22.2) 3 (2.6)
 Pumpkin
  Urban 18 (4.3) 322 (77.7) 76 (18.2) 2 (0.5) 0.001
  Rural 13 (11.1) 39 (33.3) 52 (44.4) 13 (11.1)
 Carrot
  Urban 65 (15.6) 292 (69.9) 59 (14.1) 2 (0.5) 0.001
  Rural 47 (40.2) 33 (28.2) 29 (24.8) 8 (6.8)
  1. Proportions are presented as row percentages
  2. * p-value is at 95% confidence interval, and is based on the Pearson Chi-square comparison between the two communities for the categorical variables