Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Effect of Health Education on Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity among Female Teachers Aged 40–60 Years in Asmara, Eritrea: A Quasiexperimental Study

Table 2

Percentage distribution of women who regularly/often practice healthy nutrition and physical activity at preintervention and postintervention.

PracticePreintervention (n = 99)Three-month follow-up (n = 98)
Regularly/often n (%)Regularly/often n (%)

Choose a diet low in saturated fat44 (44.4)53 (54.1)
Follow a planned exercise program55 (55.6)68 (69.4)
Limit use of sugar and food containing sugar44 (44.4)49 (50.0)
Exercise vigorously for 20 or more minutes at least 3 times per week18 (18.2)61 (61.6)
Eat 6–11 servings of bread, cereal, and pasta each day41 (41.4)41 (41.8)
Take part in light to moderate physical exercise77 (77.8)84 (84.8)
Eat 2–4 serving of fruit each day25 (25.3)56 (57.1)
Eat 3–5 serving of vegetable each day53 (53.5)65 (66.3)
Eat 2‐3 serving of milk or milk products each day30 (30.3)41 (41.8)
Exercising during usual daily activities71 (71.7)78 (79.6)
Eat 2‐3 serving from meat, poultry, fish, dried beans, egg and nuts each day38 (38.4)43 (43.9)

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