2017-06-15Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.17886/RKI-GBE-2017-042
Vegetable consumption among adults in Germany
Vegetables are part of a healthy diet and can help prevent various chronic diseases. According to the GEDA 2014/2015- EHIS study, 40.4% of women and 23.9% of men eat vegetables on a daily basis. The proportion of women who eat vegetables every day increases with age: from 31.9% of 18- to 29-year-olds to 48.3% of women aged 65 and above. Around one fifth of men under the age of 65 eat vegetables daily; this increases to 35.9% of men aged 65 or above. Across all age groups, women with higher levels of education are more likely to eat vegetables on a daily basis; the same can only be said about men in the 45 to 64 age group. Finally, women and men living in Saxony are most likely to eat vegetables every day; however, the differences between the federal states are marginal.
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