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Table 3 Prevalence of four eating behaviors in various geographic regions (Grade 9-12)

From: The prevalence of eating behaviors among Canadian youth using cross-sectional school-based surveys

In a usual week (Monday to Friday), how often do you: Hamilton n = 2 541 Thunder bay n = 1 499 PEI n = 1 812 Quebec n = 1 408 Total n = 7 260
Eat breakfast      
  None 12.2% 11.7% 9.5% 7.4% 10.5%
  Once/week or less 15.8% 14.4% 12.1% 3.6% 12.2%
  2 times/week 9.5% 7.6% 9.1% 5.9% 8.3%
  3 times/week 10.1% 9.6% 9.9% 7.4% 9.4%
  4 times/week 8.8% 8.4% 6.7% 9.2% 8.3%
  5+ times/week 43.7% 48.3% 52.7% 66.5% 51.3%
Eat meals with at least one adult family member      
  None 8.7% 7.5% 8.1% 4.8% 7.5%
  Once/week or less 11.4% 12.3% 10.0% 4.0% 9.8%
  2 times/week 9.2% 8.4% 7.1% 4.4% 7.6%
  3 times/week 11.7% 11.1% 10.5% 8.1% 10.6%
  4 times/week 12.8% 12.5% 11.4% 13.3% 12.5%
  5+ times/week 46.2% 48.2% 52.9% 65.3% 52.0%
Eat foods purchased at a fast-food place/restaurant      
  None 24.9% 32.8% 28.9% 38.9% 30.2%
  Once/week or less 45.0% 45.8% 40.7% 39.2% 43.0%
  2 times/week 13.9% 11.3% 13.3% 13.1% 13.0%
  3 times/week 6.9% 4.4% 7.3% 4.2% 5.9%
  4 times/week 3.4% 1.8% 3.1% 1.6% 2.7%
  5+ times/week 6.0% 4.0% 6.8% 3.0% 5.2%
Eat meals while watching television      
  None 20.9% 22.5% 24.0% 33.1% 24.4%
  Once/week or less 27.8% 25.9% 23.2% 20.1% 24.8%
  2 times/week 16.3% 15.5% 13.6% 12.5% 14.7%
  3 times/week 12.7% 14.5% 13.8% 10.3% 12.8%
  4 times/week 6.3% 6.3% 8.5% 6.5% 6.9%
  5+ times/week 16.0% 15.2% 16.9% 17.6% 16.4%