Table 2

Frequency of responses to survey questions regarding the benefits and barriers of FV consumption

Perceived benefits

No.

%


I can find any kind of FV in my local stores

381

95.25


FV contain more vitamins and minerals

379

94.75


FV decrease the risk of chronic disease

330

82.50


FV make our diet diverse

327

81.75


Eating FV is a good way for treating chronic disease

330

82.50


Eating FV would help me to be less aggressive

317

79.25


Eating FV treats constipation

315

78.75


Eating FV would help me maintain my weight

311

77.75


Eating more FV advised by physicians

285

71.25


Eating FV cheering my family members

274

61.75


Eating FV is common in my culture

264

66.00


Eating FV would keep me from getting sick

145

36.25


Eating FV would help me to live longer

130

32.50


I feel I am caring my body health if I eat more FV

119

29.75


By eating FV I feel better

59

14.75


Perceived barriers


Eating FV is expensive

222

55.50


Habit of eating FV has been established since childhood

153

38.25


Eating FV leads to overeating

147

36.75


Media advertisements are not about eating FV

127

31.75


I do not have time to prepare FV

107

26.75


Eating more FV is not recommended in my culture

95

23.75


My family members do not like consumption of FV

82

20.50


Eating more FV is difficult for me

82

20.50


I have health problems (like flatus) with eat FV

80

20.00


I have limitation ways to provide FV in my meal

80

20.00


I do not like taste of FV

38

9.50


Salehi et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-2

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