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Table 6 Waist circumference related to life style

From: Life style related to blood pressure and body weight in adolescence: Cross sectional data from the Young-HUNT study, Norway

  Females Males
Variables Waist circumference, cm Waist circumference, cm
  N Mean 95%CI P-trend N Mean 95%CI P-trend
Regularity of breakfast*         
   Every day 2539 70.1 69.8–70.4 -- 2840 75.5 75.2–75.8 --
   4–6 days per week 543 70.8 70.1–71.4 -- 404 76.4 75.6–77.2 --
   1–3 days per week 454 71.3 70.6–72.0 -- 322 76.0 75.1–76.9 --
   Less than 1 day per week 403 71.7 70.9–72.4 <0.001 273 76.4 75.4–77.4 0.04
Consumption of sweets*         
   Once per day or more 371 69.7 68.9–70.5 -- 536 74.7 74.0–75.4 --
   Every week, but not every day 2797 70.2 69.9–70.5 -- 2595 75.6 75.3–75.9 --
   Less than once per week 746 72.0 71.5–72.6 <0.001 688 77.0 76.4–77.6 <0.001
Consumption of vegetables*         
   Once per day or more 1531 70.6 70.2–71.0 -- 1315 75.7 75.3–76.2 --
   Every week, but not every day 1825 70.3 70.0–70.7 -- 1700 75.5 75.1–75.9 --
   Less than once per week 561 70.9 70.3–71.6 0.71 788 76.2 75.6–76.8 0.29
Physical activity*         
   4 days or more per week 889 70.2 69.6–70.7 -- 1275 75.2 74.7–75.6 --
   2–3 days per week 1710 70.4 70.0–70.7 -- 1483 75.5 75.1–75.9 --
   1 day or less per week 1359 70.9 70.4–71.3 0.03 1129 76.5 76.0–76.9 <0.001
Smoking status*         
   Non smokers 3052 70.3 70.0–70.6 -- 3129 75.5 75.2–75.8 --
   Smokers 884 71.2 70.7–71.7 0.003 702 76.4 75.8–77.0 0.01
  1. *Adjusted for age