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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
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Diagnosis
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Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention – Diet

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Fruit and vegetable consumption
1994–2004
Red meat consumption
1994–2004
Fat consumption
1989–2004
Alcohol consumption
1990–2006
Measure Average daily cups of fruits and vegetables for people aged 2 years and older. (Note: This measure includes fruits and vegetables from all sources. One serving is approximately ½ cup.) Average daily ounces of red meat for people aged 2 years and older. (Note: Red meat includes beef, lamb, and pork from all sources and does not include processed poultry.) Intakes of total fat, and of the major fatty acids—saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated—as a percentage of total calories. The estimated number of gallons of pure alcohol drunk per person (aged 14 years and older), per year.
Recent summary trend*
Non-significant change
1999/2000–2003/2004
Non-significant change
1999/2000–2003/2004
Stable
1999/2000–2003/2004
Rising
2002–2006
Desired direction
Rising 
Falling 
Falling 
Falling 
Trend details

Non-significant change, then stable, then
non-significant change

Non-significant change, then stable, then
non-significant change,
then stable
Falling, then stable



Falling, then rising



Most recent estimate In 2003 to 2004, people aged 2 years and older had, on average, 1.0 cup of fruits and 1.6 cups of vegetables, for a total of 2.6 cups of fruits and vegetables. In 2003 to 2004, people aged 2 years and older had, on average, 2.5 ounces of red meat per day. Data collected in 2003 to 2004 show that total fat made up one-third (33 percent) of the calories people consumed, a level within the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines. In 2006, per capita alcohol consumption was 2.3 gallons for all beverages, including beer, wine, and liquor.
Healthy People 2010 target There is no target for fruits and vegetables combined. The Healthy People 2010 targets call for 75 percent of the population to consume the minimum servings of fruits and 50 percent to consume the minimum servings of vegetables. However, the minimum number of servings in these targets predates the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend higher intakes. There is no Healthy People 2010 target for red meat consumption. No more than 30 percent of daily calories from fat. Reduce annual per capita alcohol consumption to 2 gallons.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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