b'No BarriersIt is worth noting that 37 percent of participants reported that they do not have any barriers to eating healthier, making no barriers the second most common response. It is not known to what extent those respondents are actually consuming fruits and vegetables regularly, or if they choose not to eat fruits and vegetables, despite having no identifiable barriers. Like the barriers identified above, this response varied by income and age group, see Figure 9. Fifty seven percent of seniors 65 and older reported that they do not have any barriers compared to about 27 percent in the 18-24, 25-34 and 35-49 age groups.As incomes increase, so does the likelihood of reporting no barriers to eating healthier.Figure 9: Respondents identifying no barriers to eating healthier, by age group and income.CostCost was the most commonly reported barrier identified across the region. In addition to identifying overall barriers, the My Health Story survey asked How often are you stressed about having enough money to afford healthy food for nutritious meals? (See Figure 10).Participants in the lower income categories (28.1% of under $25,000; 15.4% of $25,000-50,000, compared to 8.3% of $50,000; and 3.1% of $75,000+) were more likely to report being always stressed about having enough money to afford food. Hispanic participants (23.2%) and black participants (19.0%) were more likely than white participants (11.3%) to report being stressed about money for healthy food.Figure 10: Percent of adults who are always stressed about having enough money to afford healthy food.16'