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Table 5 Patterns of daily intake of commonly available fruits and vegetables by community area/site

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 fruits and vegetables intakea Total Langa 1 (PURE) Langa 2 (non-PURE) Mt Frere (rural) p-valueb
Two portions of fruits and or vegetables daily 202 (37.8) 79 (34.6) 76 (40.0) 47 (40.2) 0.442
One or more portions of fruit daily 193 (36.1) 82 (36.1) 81 (42.6)c 30 (25.6) 0.011
One or more portions of vegetables daily 255 (47.7) 109 (47.8) 67 (35.3) 79 (67.5)c 0.001
Eaten fruit and vegetables (at least two of each) daily 71 (13.3) 20 (8.8) 19 (10.0) 32 (27.4) 0.001
  1. Langa 1 – Old Langa Zones and Hostels (comparatively moderate SES); Langa 2 – Zones and Hostels (Comparatively low SES area); Mt. Frere (typical rural economically disadvantaged – Poor SES)
  2. PURE Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study
  3. a A portion of fruit (i.e. one half to 1 large/small size of commonly available fruits), and a portion of vegetable, as one half to one cup of the listed vegetables);
  4. b P-value is at 95% confidence Interval (CI)
  5. c Post-hoc analysis was significant