Skip to main content

Table 6 Mean vegetable intake amount by quintile of vegetable variety score, overall and by sex, 1999–2014

From: Greater vegetable variety and amount are associated with lower prevalence of coronary heart disease: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2014

Vegetable intake variety Mean cup-equivalents (95% CI) P-trend
Overall   < 0.001
 Quintile 1 0.62 (0.57–0.68)  
 Quintile 2 1.23 (1.19–1.28)  
 Quintile 3 1.80 (1.76–1.84)  
 Quintile 4 2.11 (2.06–2.15)  
 Quintile 5 2.36 (2.31–2.41)  
Men   < 0.001
 Quintile 1 0.54 (0.48–0.60)  
 Quintile 2 1.19 (1.13–1.25)  
 Quintile 3 1.69 (1.63–1.75)  
 Quintile 4 1.93 (1.88–1.97)  
 Quintile 5 2.23 (2.17–2.29)  
Women   < 0.001
 Quintile 1 0.69 (0.61–0.78)  
 Quintile 2 1.28 (1.21–1.34)  
 Quintile 3 1.90 (1.84–1.96)  
 Quintile 4 2.27 (2.21–2.34)  
 Quintile 5 2.48 (2.41–2.56)  
  1. Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, smoking status, race/ethnicity, intake of fatty acids (unsaturated:saturated), intake of added sugar, income-to-poverty ratio, and education
  2. Median vegetable variety scores for each quintile are: quintile 1 = 0, quintile 2 = 0.17, quintile 3 = 0.33, quintile 4 = 0.43, quintile 5 = 0.52