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South Africa

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Recommended citation for use of the country-adapted DQQ: Global Diet Quality Project. DQQ for South Africa. Accessed at dietquality.org.

Indicators

Data collected Aug 5 – Nov 9, 2021
GDR Score - 9.1NCD-Risk Score - 3.2NCD-Protect Score - 3.3
MDD-W
72%
Food group diversity score
5.5
All-5
23%
At least one starchy staple food
95%
At least one vegetable
78%
At least one fruit
68%
At least one pulse, nut, or seed
41%
At least one animal-source food
94%
Zero vegetable or fruit consumption
10%
Soft drink consumption
51%
At least one starchy staple food
95%
Whole grains
43%
Foods made from grains
87%
White roots or tubers
51%
At least one pulse, nut, or seed
41%
Pulses
30%
Nuts or seeds
19%
At least one vegetable
78%
Vitamin A-rich orange vegetables
43%
Dark green leafy vegetables
34%
Other vegetables
57%
At least one fruit
68%
Vitamin A-rich fruits
10%
Citrus
37%
Other fruits
54%
Dairy
63%
Milk
46%
Yogurt
29%
Cheese
26%
Eggs
54%
Meat, poultry, or fish
83%
Fish or seafood
23%
Poultry
53%
Unprocessed red meat
34%
Unprocessed red meat (ruminants)
27%
Unprocessed red meat (non-ruminants)
10%
Processed meats
39%
Salty snacks, instant noodles, or fast food
46%
Salty or fried snacks
57%
Packaged ultra-processed salty snacks
32%
Instant noodles
17%
Fast food
14%
Deep fried foods
36%
Sweet foods
52%
Baked or grain-based sweets
34%
Other sweets
36%
Sugar-sweetened beverages
51%
Soft drink consumption
51%
Sweet tea, coffee, or cocoa
72%
Fruit juice and fruit drinks
35%
% indicates percent of the population consuming in the previous day or night