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Table 2 Behavioural factors of study participants by eating speed

From: Association between self-reported eating speed and metabolic syndrome in a Beijing adult population: a cross-sectional study

Variable Male Female
Slow
(n = 371)
Medium
(n = 2188)
Fast
(n = 1905)
P valuea Slow
(n = 523)
Medium
(n = 1964)
Fast
(n = 1021)
P valuea
Physical activity intensity (n, %)     0.4913     0.0454
 Sedentary 69 (18.65) 353 (16.22) 354 (18.72)   122 (23.42) 444 (22.68) 273 (26.82)  
 Low 144 (38.92) 960 (44.12) 810 (42.83)   278 (53.36) 1057 (53.98) 532 (52.26)  
 Moderate 120 (32.43) 610 (28.03) 489 (25.86)   96 (18.43) 367 (18.74) 168 (16.50)  
 High 37 (10.00) 253 (11.63) 238 (12.59)   25 (4.80) 90 (4.60) 45 (4.42)  
Physical activity frequency (n, %)     0.3841     0.5884
 Sedentary 51 (13.78) 211 (9.69) 235 (12.39)   77 (14.75) 277 (14.14) 153 (15.06)  
 Less than once per week 129 (34.86) 806 (37.02) 676 (35.64)   215 (41.19) 749 (38.23) 393 (38.68)  
 More than once per week 104 (28.11) 715 (32.84) 605 (31.89)   148 (28.35) 637 (32.52) 315 (31.00)  
 More than once per day 86 (23.24) 445 (20.44) 381 (20.08)   82 (15.71) 296 (15.11) 155 (15.26)  
Sleep duration (n, %)     0.0011     0.2983
  < 6 h 336 (90.57) 1959 (89.53) 1639 (86.04)   479 (91.59) 1795 (91.40) 916 (89.72)  
 6 ~ 8 h 22 (5.93) 1959 (89.53) 227 (11.92)   25 (4.78) 121 (6.16) 79 (7.74)  
  > 8 h 13 (3.50) 36 (1.65) 39 (2.05)   19 (3.63) 48 (2.44) 26 (2.55)  
Smoking status (n, %) 143 (38.54) 932 (42.60) 779 (40.89) 0.2586 12 (2.29) 32 (1.63) 24 (2.35) 0.3249
Drinking status (n, %) 225 (60.65) 1385 (63.30) 1184 (62.15) 0.5420 41 (7.84) 228 (11.61) 152 (14.89) 0.0002
  1. a: Chi-square test or Kruskal-Wallis rank test