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Table 4 Comparison of Dubbo YAMs’ health-related data and behaviours with a similar NSW YAM cohort

From: Large and forgotten in rural Australia: assessment, attitudes and possible approaches to losing weight in young adult males

  Dubbo YAMs (n = 145) Comparative NSW YAM data [32] P – value*
Age 17 – 25 y 15 – 24 y  
BMI greater than 25 39.2% 31.3% 0.06
Physical activity 45% did some exercise on at least 5 or more days of the week (35.8% did 30 minutes or more/day) 72.37% of the males reported ‘adequate amount of exercise’ 0.0001
Fruit/vegetable consumption    
Two servings of fruit 37.4% 47.91% 0.02
Five servings of vegetables 6.2% 3.7% 0.0001
Smoking status 24.1% smokers 19.1% smokers 0.16
Excess alcohol consumption (4 or more drinks/day) 15.9% 42.7% 0.0001
  1. * - 2 sample Z-test to compare sample proportions.