Table 2

Health behaviour in the study sample by sex
Female N=1699 Male N=1522
Health behaviour N % N % p-value
Smoking Non-smoker 1081 63.6 918 60.3 0.145
Ex-smoker 219 12.9 228 15.0
Smoker 378 22.2 341 22.4
Missing 21 1.2 35 2.3
Alcohol Never 16 0.9 65 4.3 <0.001
Less than once a week 673 39.6 305 20.0
Once a week 470 27.7 394 25.9
Several times every week 334 19.7 638 41.9
At least every day 16 0.9 65 4.3
Missing 7 0.4 11 0.7
Drug consumption No drug intake 1539 90.6 1275 83.8 <0.001
Drug intake 117 6.9 198 13.0
Missing 43 2.5 49 3.2
BMI Underweight 129 7.6 18 1.2 <0.001
Normal weight 1305 76.8 1137 74.7
Overweight 205 12.1 352 23.1
Missing 60 3.5 15 1.0
Physical activity at least 3 times a week 539 31.7 780 51.2 <0.001
1 to 2 times a week 691 40.7 463 30.4
Less than once a week 461 27.1 263 17.3
Missing 8 0.5 16 1.1
Importance of healthy nutrition Very important 429 25.3 292 19.2 <0.001
Somewhat important 825 48.6 596 39.2
Important 374 22.0 432 28.4
Somewhat unimportant 59 3.5 142 9.3
Very unimportant 10 0.6 52 3.4
Missing 2 0.1 8 0.5

Helmer et al.

Helmer et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:703   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-703

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