Table 3

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

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

59

71

30

91

31

59

54

36

16

75

Intermediate

57

57

26

93

34

57

43

26

11

76

Low

53

61

29

94

33

57

46

25

11

75

P-value

0.22

<0.01

0.40

0.42

0.66

0.92

0.02

<0.01

0.06

0.98

Participant's education

High

67

70

34

92

34

62

48

33

16

77

Intermediate

48

51

23

92

31

58

47

28

10

76

Low

42

58

21

94

33

50

45

22

9

72

P-value

<0.01

<0.01

<0.01

0.59

0.76

<0.01

0.67

<0.01

<0.01

0.28

Educational mobility

Stable high

66

73

33

91

32

61

55

39

18

77

Stable intermediate

53

44

23

93

32

57

43

28

12

74

Stable low

40

60

18

94

33

51

44

21

9

72

Downward

44

59

24

93

33

51

47

24

8

74

Upward

63

65

32

93

33

62

46

28

13

77

P-value

<0.01

<0.01

<0.01

0.89

0.99

0.04

0.17

<0.01

0.03

0.67


Values are percentages

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

The number of participants ranges from n = 1112 to n = 1603

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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