Table 2

Prevalence (%) of healthy lifestyle score items by education categories in males

Non- Smoker

BMI <25 kg/m2

LTPA >3 hrs/week

Alcohol <20 g/day

Low salt use

Uses skim milk

Fish ≥ 2 times/week

Meat <5 times/week

Fruit/veg. ≥ 7 times/week

Uses low fat spread


Parent's education

High

58

48

39

84

25

48

50

19

8

79

Intermediate

61

41

36

85

29

45

50

14

8

70

Low

54

30

36

86

24

44

49

16

6

76

P-value

0.17

<0.01

0.63

0.84

0.211

0.63

0.96

0.28

0.52

0.05

Participant's education

High

68

46

46

85

30

50

50

21

10

79

Intermediate

54

31

32

84

24

44

50

15

6

70

Low

43

39

29

86

22

41

48

10

6

76

P-value

<0.01

<0.01

<0.01

0.92

0.08

0.10

0.93

<0.01

0.10

0.02

Educational

mobility

Stable high

66

50

42

84

27

50

49

23

10

81

Stable intermediate

62

31

30

82

24

40

51

14

5

67

Stable low

45

31

27

85

17

39

43

8

7

79

Downward

44

47

32

86

26

42

52

11

6

73

Upward

63

36

43

86

29

49

51

19

8

75

P-value

<0.01

<0.01

0.02

0.86

0.15

0.11

0.62

0.01

0.63

0.06


Values are percentages

BMI: body mass index, LTPA: moderate to vigorous intensity leisure time physical activity

The number of participants ranges from n = 1042 to n = 1283

P-values are from Person's χ2 tests

Gall et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-55

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