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Table 2 Percentage of subjects not achieving recommended behavioural targets for each lifestyle factor

From: Lifestyle factors and multimorbidity: a cross sectional study

Lifestyle factor Men Women p
Smoking habit: Present or past smoker 70.7 58.9 0.000
Fruit and vegetable consumption: Less than five portions* daily 62.3 37.6 0.000
Physical activity: Less than 20–30 min. 4 times/week 72.8 71.2 0.641
Alcohol consumption: High-risk drinking** 8.2 5.0 0.045
Body Mass Index (BMI): Low or high BMI*** 71.3 57.3 0.000
  1. * One portion = 4 ounces or 125 ml.
  2. ** High-risk drinking: More than 10 standard drinks per week for women; More than 15 standard drinks per week for men (1 standard drink = 1 small beer or 1 glass of wine or 1 glass of spirits/liquor).
  3. *** Normal BMI: 18.5 – 24.9 Kg/m2.