Brazil: recommended fruit & vegetable consumption 2018, by gender

When asked how many portions of fruits and vegetables per day do they eat, 27.2 percent of female Brazilian respondents answered that they ate five or more portions per day in 2018. This figure was higher than the share of male respondants who answered equally to the same question, which reached around 18 percent in 2018.

Share of population who consumed the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables (five or more portions per day) in Brazil in 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

52,395 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked whether they consumed fruitts and vegetables regurlarly and how many portions per day.
The phrasing of the question chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in pages 16 to 25.

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