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Exploration of the Dietary and Lifestyle Behaviors and Weight Status and Their Self-Perceptions among Health Sciences University Students in North Lebanon

Table 5

Association between overweight/obesity and sociodemographic, dietary, and lifestyle behaviors among university students.

BMI
Sig.OR95% CI
LLUL

Obesity of one parent
 No®
 Yes0.7580.0060.4680.2740.802

Do you drink coffee or tea directly after meals?
 No®
 Yes−0.4780.0630.6200.3751.026

Level
 Senior®
 Junior0.8130.1062.2550.8426.037

Number of snacks
 Zero®
 One−0.1330.8110.8760.2962.591
 Two−0.3260.5500.7220.2482.100
 Three−1.1500.0570.3170.0971.036
 More than three−0.0480.9380.9530.2813.236

Current appetite status compared to preuniversity life
 Same®
 Increased0.7640.0130.4660.2550.851
 Decreased−0.4270.1600.6520.3591.184

Cravings for high fat/sugar foods
 Never®
 Once/month0.6220.1381.8630.8194.240
 2–4 times/month0.4540.2761.5740.6963.557
 2-3 times/week1.1160.0123.0541.2827.272
 4 times/week0.6720.2191.9580.6715.713

Exams related stressful eating
 No®
 Yes0.3970.1511.4880.8652.560
 Sometimes0.9830.0162.6721.1985.960
 Rarely0.2320.8121.2610.1878.502

Comfort eating
 No®
 Yes0.5420.0440.5810.3430.984

Regular breakfast intake
 Yes®
 No0.2460.3471.2790.7662.134

PA level based on MET values
 Low0.1820.6811.1990.5042.855
 Moderate0.0950.8271.0990.4702.572
 High®

Total food score−0.0530.0101.0551.0131.099

Statistically significant at ≤ 0.05.
®Reference.

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