Table 1

Prevalence (%) of selected respiratory symptoms and frequency (%) of fish, fruit and vegetable intake in children from six Central and Eastern European countries

Prevalence (%) of studied respiratory symptoms (total for all six countries)Frequency (%) of fish, fruit and vegetable intake
Food intakeWinter coughPersistent coughWheeze everCurrent wheezeAll countriesBulgariaCzech RepublicHungaryPolandRomaniaSlovakia
Fish intaken=19726n=19790n=19218n=19463n=20001n=3591n=3460n=3673n=2922n=3332n=3023
    ≥1/month22.113.124.39.377.374.887.363.592.660.889.3
    <1/month20.313.227.910.222.725.212.736.57.439.210.7
Fresh fruit in summern=19718n=19785n=19216n=19460n=19992n=3565n=3449n=3685n=2914n=3366n=3013
    >4/week20.913.024.49.474.668.483.272.077.564.983.1
    2–4/week22.912.826.69.521.824.915.624.820.328.415.5
    <2/week30.815.731.111.43.76.81.23.22.26.71.3
Fresh fruit in wintern=19718n=19782n=19213n=19457n=19987n=3571n=3448n=3680n=2919n=3354n=3015
    >4/week21.714.323.49.542.229.262.330.043.228.264.5
    2–4/week20.512.024.89.143.142.734.054.847.646.631.5
    <2/week25.012.431.010.414.728.13.815.29.325.24.0
Fresh vegetables in summern=19754n=19825n=19253n=19496n=20028n=3576n=3454n=3681n=2921n=3376n=3020
    >4/week21.913.526.410.258.183.855.629.461.670.948.1
    2–4/week20.912.222.88.334.313.138.756.931.822.542.5
    <2/week23.613.224.99.07.63.15.813.86.66.79.4
Fresh vegetables in wintern=19710n=19775n=19205n=19450n=19976n=3555n=3445n=3681n=2921n=3354n=3020
    >4/week26.216.223.911.113.09.317.37.520.312.812.4
    2–4/week21.012.822.88.745.022.354.559.351.734.548.6
    <2/week21.112.327.99.742.068.428.233.228.052.739.0