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Table 2 Frequency distribution of behavioral risk factors of the Advanced level students

From: Knowledge of non-communicable diseases and practices related to healthy lifestyles among adolescents, in state schools of a selected educational division in Sri Lanka

No. Variable Frequency (%)
Males Females Total
1. Physical activity (N = 634)
 Yes 208(72.5%) 198(57.1%) 406 (64.0%)
 No 79(27.5%) 149 (42.9%) 228 (36.0%)
2. Physical activity: adequacy among those who engaged in it (N = 406)
 Adequate 79(38.0%) 50 (25.3%) 129 (31.8%)
 Inadequate 129 (62.0%) 148 (74.7%) 277 (68.2%)
3. Type of physical activity (N = 421)a
 Sports 148(71.1%) 78(39.4%) 226 (55.7%)
 Aerobics 24 (11.5%) 12 (6.1%) 36 (8.9%)
 Yoga 30 (14.4%) 32 (16.2%) 62 (15.3%)
 Dancing 11 (5.2%) 80 (40.4%) 91 (22.4%)
 Gardening, housekeeping 2 (0.9%) 4 (2.0%) 6 (1.5%)
4. Dietary habits (N = 634)
 Unhealthy dietary habits 193(67.2%) 166(47.8%) 359 (56.6%)
 Healthy dietary habits 94(32.8%) 181(52.2%) 275 (43.4%)
5. Smoking (N = 652)b
 Ever users 43(15.0%) 2 (0.6%) 45 (7.1%)
 Current users 18 (6.3%) 0 (0.0%) 18 (2.8%)
 Never users 244(85.0%) 345(99.4%) 589 (92.9%)
6. Alcohol consumption (N = 707)c
 Ever users 89(25.6%) 24(6.7%) 113 (16.0%)
 Current users 61(17.5%) 12 (3.3%) 73 (10.3%)
 Never users 198(56.9%) 323(90.0) 521 (73.7%)
7. Type of alcohol consumed by current users (n = 127)d
 Beer 44(72.1%) 12(100%) 56 (76.7%)
 Arrack 21(34.4%) 0(0.0%) 21 (28.8%)
 Brandy 10 (16.4%) 1(8.3%) 11 (15.1%)
 Jin 14(22.9%) 0(0.0%) 14 (19.2%)
 Wine 10(16.4%) 5(41.7%) 15 (20.5%)
 Whisky 10(16.4%) 0(0.0%) 10 (13.7%)
8. Obesity/Over weight (N = 634)
 Obese/ Over weight 43(15.0%) 28(8.1%) 71 (11.1%)
 Normal/Under-weight 244(85.0%) 319(91.9%) 563 (88.9%)
  1. aType of physical activity – total exceeds 406 (refer row no. 1) as 15 were engaged in more than one type of exercise
  2. bSmoking – Total exceeds 634 as 18 current users were included under “ever users”
  3. cAlcohol consumption – Total exceeds 634 as 73 current users were included under “ever users”
  4. dType of alcohol consumed by current users – total exceeds 73 (refer row no. 7) as 54 consumed more than one type of alcohol