The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added data from its most recent population survey from 2018-2019 to its online toolbox, FoodNet Fast.
The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network periodically surveys people in its surveillance area, which includes about 15% of the U.S. population, to learn more about foods people eat and behaviors linked to diarrheal illness, according to a news release.
Users can use FoodNet Fast tools to search data and see results displayed on interactive graphs and charts. The online tool allows insights about how often people in FoodNet’s surveillance area eat particular foods and have other exposures linked to diarrheal illnesses, according to the release.
With FoodNet Fast’s Population Survey Tool, users can see responses to questions about a variety of topics, including consumption of fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, seafood, milk and other food. In addition, the survey tool reveals responses to questions about dietary practices, food-handling practices, chicken-handling practices, food-safety behaviors, contact with animals, contact with recreational water, international traveling, vomiting and diarrheal symptoms, and health-seeking behavior.
In the survey, respondents indicated if they or their children eat produce in the previous seven days. Responses indicating consumption in the previous seven days for individual commodities:
By TOM KARST