Table 3

Proportion of participants meeting the national recommendations for health behaviours at baseline and follow up
Variable Baseline n (%) Six weeks n (%) p
MVPA1
 ≥ 150 mins/week 6(27.3) 13(59.1)
 < 150 mins/week 16(72.7) 9(40.9) 0.02
Red Meat
 ≤ 4 serves/week 19(86.4) 20(90.9)
 > 4 serves/week 3(13.6) 2(9.1) 0.12
Fruit
 ≥ 2 serves/day 15(68.2) 18(81.8)
 < 2 serves/day 7(31.8) 4(18.2) 0.04
Vegetables
 ≥ 5 serves/day 1(4.6) 4(18.2)
 < 5 serves/day 21(95.5) 18(81.8) 0.03
Alcohol
 ≤ 2 standard drinks/day 13(59.1) 16(72.7)
 > 2 standard drinks/day 9(40.9) 6(27.3) <0.01
Body mass index
 Normal weight2 7(31.8) 10(45.5)
 Overweight/obese3 15(68.2) 12(54.5) <0.01
Waist circumference
 Low risk4 4(18.2) 6(27.3)
 Increased risk5 18(81.8) 16(72.7) <0.01

Moderate to vigorous physical activity. 2. Normal weight (18.5 – 24.9 kg/m2). 3. Overweight/obese (≥25 kg/m2). 4. Low risk (≤94cm men, ≤80cm women). 5. Increased risk (>94cm men, >80cm women).

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Hawkes et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:560   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-560

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