Table 2

Eating habits among respondents (nā€‰=ā€‰132)
Characteristics N %
Regular meals
Yes 76 57.6
No 56 42.4
Daily breakfast
Yes 58 43.9
No 74 56.1
Frequency of daily meals
Less than three times 79 59.8
Three or more times 53 40.2
Frequency of having snacks (per week)
Less than three times 76 57.6
Three or more times 56 42.4
Weekly consumption of vegetables & legumes
Less than three times 24 18.2
Three or more times 108 81.8
Weekly consumption of fruits
Less than three times 68 51.5
Three or more times 64 48.5
Weekly consumption of fried food
Less than twice 35 26.5
Twice or more 97 73.5
Consumption of fast food
Often 28 21.2
Rarely 104 78.8
Meals with friends & family
Daily 107 81.1
Not daily 25 18.9
Type of food consumed
Mainly meat 25 18.9
Mainly vegetables 7 5.3
Carbohydrate (rice, bread) 20 15.2
Variety of food in balance 80 60.6
Water intake (liters/day)
< 2 79 59.8
ā‰„2 53 40.2

Ganasegeran et al.

Ganasegeran et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:48   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-48

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