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Table 2 Distribution of Responses for Physicians’, Nurses’, and CHWs’ Lifestyle and Personal Health Behaviors, Brazil, 2011, (N = 798)

From: Health promoting practices and personal lifestyle behaviors of Brazilian health professionals

  Physicians Nurses CHWs
Variable n % n % n %
Sleep duration (hours)
 3–6 89 49.7 94 27.1 61 22.9
 7–8 84 46.9 237 68.3 179 67.3
 9 (+) 6 3.4 16 4.6 26 9.8
Number of days of alcohol consumption within the last month
 0–3 124 69.3 284 82.1 237 88.4
 4–6 40 22.3 47 13.6 22 8.2
 7 (+) 15 8.4 15 4.3 9 3.4
Number of doses of alcohol consumption within the last month
 0–2 169 94.9 331 96.2 269 100
 3–4 4 2.2 4 1.2 0 0
 5 (+) 5 2.8 9 2.6 0 0
Smoked at least 100 cigarettes (lifetime)
 no 143 79.9 305 87.9 216 80.3
 yes 36 20.1 42 12.1 53 19.7
Smoking status
 Never 147 82.1 305 87.9 215 79.9
 Former 22 12.3 25 7.2 34 12.6
 Current 10 5.6 17 4.9 20 7.4
Time spent watching television daily (hours)
 0–1 117 66.1 175 50.6 136 52.3
 2–3 52 29.4 150 43.4 101 38.8
 4 (+) 8 4.5 21 6.1 23 8.8
Portions of vegetables and fruits consumed
 0–2 50 28 88 25.7 82 30.7
 3–4 64 36 156 45.5 115 43.1
 5 (+) 64 36 99 28.8 70 26.2
Leisure time/physical activity
  < 150 min 84 46.9 139 40.3 138 52.1