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Table 5 Lifestyle behaviors of women by weight change groups

From: Weight changes and lifestyle behaviors in women after breast cancer diagnosis: a cross-sectional study

   Weight change since diagnosis Mean (95% CI)    p-value
  >10% 5-10% No change* 5-10% >10%  
  weight loss weight loss   weight gain weight gain  
  (n = 40) (n = 41) (n = 114) (n = 60) (n = 113)  
Total energy intake (kcal/day) 1344 1408 1330 1377 1335 0.82
Percentage of energy intake from carbohydrate (%) 55.76
(52.66-59.03)
55.20
(52.00-58.39)
56.79
(54.88-58.70)
55.73
(53.08-58.39)
55.81
(53.85-57.72)
0.90
Percentage of energy intake from protein (%) 16.15
(14.62-17.45)
17.41
(15.99-18.83)
15.76
(14.91-16.61)
16.66
(15.48-17.84)
16.59
(15.77-17.49)
0.30
Percentage of energy intake from fat (%) 28.10
(25.52-30.75)
27.35
(24.73-29.97)
27.50
(25.93-29.07)
27.49
(25.31-29.67)
27.27
(25.66-28.83)
0.98
Number of servings from grains and cereals 5.99
(5.40-6.70)
6.88
(6.23-7.54)
6.23
(5.84-6.62)
5.70
(5.15-6.24)
6.04
(5.62-6.41)
0.87
Number of servings from meats 2.08
(1.72-2.45)
2.49
(2.13-2.85)
2.12
(1.91-2.34)
2.13
(1.83-2.44)
2.16
(1.94-2.38)
0.49
Number of servings from fruits and vegetables 2.06
(1.66-2.41)
2.12
(1.74-2.50)
2.00
(1.77-2.22)
1.94
(1.62-2.26)
1.58
(1.36-1.82)
0.04**a, b, c
Number of serving from dairy products 0.19
(0.01-0.36)
0.31
(0.13-0.49)
0.33
(0.22-0.44)
0.31
(0.17-0.46)
0.41
(0.30-0.52)
0.03**a
Alcohol intake       0.12
   Yes 2 (7.1) 1 (3.6) 12 (42.9) 6 (21.4) 7 (25.0)  
   No 38 (11.2) 40 (11.8) 102 (30.0) 54 (15.9) 106 (31.2)  
Total physical activities (MET-min/week) 4436.71
(3112.63, 5602.65)
4246.85
(2996.98, 5494.10)
2817.77
(2071.49, 3563.63)
3753.38
(2717.08, 4790.58)
3351.85
(2616.35, 4126.77)
0.15
   Low 5 (12.5) 9 (22.0) 28 (24.6) 12 (20.0) 18 (15.9) 0.16
   Moderate 16 (40.0) 11 (26.8) 47 (41.2) 17 (28.3) 50 (44.2)  
   High 19 (47.5) 21 (51.2) 39 (34.2) 31 (51.7) 45 (39.8)  
  1. Adjusted for household income, years of education, age at diagnosis and time since diagnosis
  2. * 0-5% weight loss or weight gain
  3. ** p < 0.05
  4. a A significant difference between >10% weight loss and >10% weight gain groups, at p < 0.05.
  5. b A significant difference between 5-10% weight loss and >10% weight gain groups, at p < 0.05.
  6. c A significant difference between no change and >10% weight gain groups, at p < 0.05.