Statistics and Indicators

Meets vegetable guidelines - children


    Meets dietary guideline for daily serves of vegetables, 5-17 years, ACT General Health Survey, 2013-2020


    The proportion of respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 5-17 years who  eat the recommended daily serves of vegetables has remained relatively stable between 2018 (3.9%) and 2020 (2.7%). 

    Estimates include those who reported that they do not eat vegetables.

    Based on the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines recommended number of serves per day for sex and age. For more information, visit: and

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Responses for children aged 5-15 years were provided by the parent/carer who knows the most about the child's health. Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    The following estimates have a relative standard error of 25-50% and should be used with caution:

    • 2013/14: males and females
    • 2015/16: males and females
    • 2018: persons and females
    • 2020: males and females

    The following estimate has not been published due to small numbers:

    • 2018: males

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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