Table 4

Student's response to questions related to their lifestyle practices including eating habits, meal patterns, fruits and vegetables intake, fried food, alcohol consumptions and smoking habit.

Males

Females


Questions

Levels

Total N=

N=

%

N=

%

P Value


Do you take your meals regularly?

Always regular

135

62

64.6

73

58.9

> 0.05

Irregular

85

34

35.4

51

41.1


Do you take breakfast?

Daily

70

31

32.3

39

31.5

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

46

19

19.8

27

21.8

Once or twice per week

37

18

rarely

67

28

29.2

39

31.5


How many times do you eat meals except snacks?

One time

17

8

8.3

19

15.3

= 0.001

Two times

116

46

47.9

70

56.5

Three times

55

24

25

31

25

Four times

22

18

18.8

4

3.2


How often do you take snacks apart from regular meals?

Daily

117

48

50

69

55.6

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

45

23

24

22

17.7

Once or twice per week

35

13

13.5

22

17.7

rarely

23

12

12.5

11

8.9


How often do you eat green, red or yellow colored vegetables?

Daily

67

28

29.2

39

31.5

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

68

26

27.1

42

33.9

Once or twice per week

55

26

27.1

29

23.4

rarely

30

16

16.7

14

11.3


How often do you eat fruits?

Daily

60

28

29.2

32

25.8

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

48

19

19.8

29

23.4

Once or twice per week

60

27

rarely

52

22

22.9

30

24.2


How often do you eat fried food?

Daily

42

20

20.8

22

17.7

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

84

39

40.6

45

36.3

Once or twice per week

60

24

25

36

29

rarely

34

13

13.5

21

16.9


How often do you eat with friends and family?

Daily

94

41

42.7

53

42.7

> 0.05

Three or four times per week

75

33

34.4

42

33.9

Once or twice per week

46

18

18.8

28

22.6

rarely

5

4

4.2

1

0.8


What type of food do you think you should eat to have a balanced nutrition?

Mainly meat

19

9

9.4

10

8.1

> 0.05

Mainly vegetables

25

8

8.3

17

13.7

Meat, vegetables and other variety of foods

164

74

77.1

90

72.6

others

12

5

5.2

7

5.6


How often do you drink alcohol?

Two or three times per week

39

21

21.9

18

14.5

> 0.05

Never

56

25

26

31

25

Rarely

125

50

52.1

75

60.5


Please state your smoking history

Current smoker

67 (30.3%)

33

34.4

34

27.2

> 0.05

Ex-smoker

16 (7.2%)

9

9.4

7

5.6

Never smoke

138 (62.4%)

54

56.3

84

67.2


Yahia et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:32   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-32

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