Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Eating Behaviours of British University Students: A Cluster Analysis on a Neglected Issue

Table 2

Mean scores and percentages for the four clusters of British students at a UK university in 2014-2015.

Cluster 1Cluster 2Cluster 3 Cluster 4
(/18.6%)(/13.0%)(/49.9%)(/18.6%)
Risky eating behaviours Mixed eating behavioursModerate eating behavioursFavourable eating behaviours
Mean (%)

Eating behaviours
Snacking (per day) 2.034.691.291.59
Convenience food consumption (per week)7.072.531.470.96
Fast food consumption (per week)4.21.891.190.85
Fruit and vegetable consumption (per day)2.883.442.697.10
Demographic factors
Religion = 32.824, phi = .313
 Christian26.212.245.715.9
 Hindu0.00.080.020.0
 Muslim19.623.539.217.6
 Sikh042.928.628.6
 Atheist8.010.261.420.5
 Other19.00.057.123.8
Living arrangement = 13.140, phi = .196
 On campus27.14.859.78.1
 Off campus16.415.047.920.7
Age = 11.455, phi = .182
Sex = 6.905, phi = .141
BMI = 12.992, phi = .208
Ethnicity = 17.235, phi = .224

, , MANOVA: (a) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 1 and 2, (b) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 1 and 3, (c) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 1 and 4, (d) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 2 and 3, (e) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 2 and 4, and (f) denotes significantly higher consumption when comparing clusters 3 and 4.