Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Exploration of the Risk Factors of Generalized and Central Obesity among Adolescents in North Lebanon

Table 3

Dietary intake patterns and behaviors.

Variables Total (. = 311)Male
(. = 98)
Female
(. = 213)
.%.%.%

Number of main mealsOne13.840.00
Two
Three
More than three

Number of snacksZero1.797 = 0.786
One
Two
Three
More than three

Regular daily breakfast consumptionYes5.080.02
No

Snacks based mainly onNo snacks9.306 = 0.143
Fruit/fruit juice/yogurt
Biscuits
Fried potatoes
Sweets/chocolate/cake
Combinations (potato chips + chocolate)
Others

Type of usually consumed drinksWater5.146 = 0.141
Sugar-sweetened beverages
Fresh fruit juice
Milk and milk shakes

Regular daily consumption of 1 glass of milk or 1 cup of yogurtNever2.8390.417
Sometimes
Often
Always

Time lapse between last meal and going to bedLess than 2 hours1.8000.180
More than 2 hours

Frequency of fast food meal consumption/week0-13.3700.185
2-3
More than 3
Less than 32.1330.144
More than 3

: Chi square test; MC: Monte Carlo test. significant at . .: number.

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