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Table 2 General characteristics (n = 319)

From: Unhealthy dietary patterns among healthcare professionals and students in Mexico

  n %
Sex
 Men 92 28.8
 Women 227 71.2
Age (years)
 18 to 22 162 50.8
 23 to 29 106 33.2
 ≥ 30 51 16.0
Occupational status
 Professional 129 40.4
 Student 190 59.6
Health field
 Nutrition 79 24.8
 Nursing 50 15.7
 Medicine 42 13.2
 Psychology 33 10.4
 Pharmaceutical biochemistry 72 22.6
 Dentistry 37 11.6
aOther areas 5 1.6
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 282 89.5
 Smoker 33 10.5
bBMI
 Underweight 22 6.9
 Normal weight 192 60.2
 Overweight 78 24.5
 Obese 27 8.5
cOA
 Yes 86 27.2
 No 230 72.8
dPA (min/sem)
 < 150 6 1.9
 > 150 313 98.1
  1. aOther health fields: Biology, Chemistry, Ph.D. in Public Health; bBMI Body mass index, cAO Abdominal obesity (waist circumference ≥ 80 cm in women and ≥ 90 cm in men (criteria for Central and South American populations)); dPA Physical activity
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