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Table 2 Cluster outputs and characteristics in male and female students according to the health-related behaviours assessed

From: Identification of health-related behavioural clusters and their association with demographic characteristics in Irish university students

Male Students
Cluster Number 1 2 3 4 5
Cluster Title Ideal Healthy Low PA & Poor Diet Convenience Food Alcohol Consumption Smoking & Drug Use
N (%) 720 (24.8%) 635 (21.8%) 441 (15.2%) 476 (16.4%) 635 (21.8%)
Characteristics
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
PAGL Meeting 100.0% 0.0% 100% 66.0% 100.0%
Alcohol Intake ≥2times/week 0.0% 10.7% 0.0% 100.0% 29.4%
Smoking Yes 0.0% 23.9% 0.0% 12.2% 63.8%
Drug Usage Any Use 0.0% 30.1% 0.0% 20.6% 75.6%
Convenience ≥once/week 0.0% 51.8% 100.0% 43.1% 48.7%
Fresh Food ≥4times/week 65.1% 43.8% 50.3% 52.3% 62.2%
Female Students
Cluster Number 1 2 3 4
Cluster Title Ideal Healthy Low PA & Smoking Convenience Food Alcohol Consumption
N (%) 1246 (45.1%) 632 (22.8%) 541 (19.6%) 346 (12.5%)
Characteristics
  (%) (%) (%) (%)
PAGL Meeting 62.4% 50.0% 60.4% 61.0%
Alcohol Intake ≥2times/week 0.0% 32.8% 0.0% 100.0%
Smoking Yes 0.0% 75.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Drug Usage Any Use 0.0% 48.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Convenience ≥once/week 0.0% 42.2% 100.0% 43.6%
Fresh Food ≥4times/week 69.6% 57.6% 50.6% 55.8%