1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Health >> Nutrition >> Foods consumed >> Dietary behaviour

According to the 2001 National Health Survey, 15.3% of Tasmanians ate one or less serves of vegetables per day, while another 4.7% ate no serves of fruit and 44.7% only ate one serve of fruit a day.

The most popular type of milk for Tasmanians was whole milk (51.7%), with more females using the low or reduced fat, skim or soy equivalent milk.

In 2001, nearly a quarter (23.5%) of Tasmanians usually added salt to their meals after cooking.

SELECTED DIETARY BEHAVIOURS(a) - 2001

Males
Females
Persons

Dietary behaviour

%

%

%

Usual daily serves of vegetables
Doesn't eat vegetables/1 serve or less
17.6
13.1
15.3
2-3 serves
40.5
38.6
39.5
4 serves or more
42.0
48.3
45.2
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0

Usual daily serves of fruit
Doesn't eat fruit
6.3
3.1
4.7
1 serve or less
49.7
39.8
44.7
2-3 serves
35.7
44.5
40.2
4 serves or more
8.2
12.6
10.5
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0

Usual type of milk
Whole
58.1
45.6
51.7
Low/reduced fat
27.3
33.7
30.6
Skim
6.1
11.6
8.9
Soy
*2.1
3.7
2.9
Evaporated or sweetened condensed/none of the above
6.4
4.9
5.6
Total(b)
100.0
100.0
100.0

Salt added after cooking
Never/rarely
52.1
64.2
58.3
Sometimes
18.0
18.5
18.3
Usually
29.8
17.3
23.5
Total
100.0
100.0
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Persons aged 12 years and over.
(b) The total includes type of milk not known.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2001 National Health Survey.



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