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Table 1 Frequency analysis of the variables associated with female adolescents’ lifestyle. Viçosa-MG, Brazil, 2018

From: Evaluation of lifestyle of female adolescents through latent class analysis approach

Categorical variables Absolute frequency Relative frequency (%)
Age (n = 405)
 Intermediate period 266 65.7
 Late period 139 34.3
PAL (n = 392)a
 Sedentary 21 5.35
 Low PAL 295 75.25
 Active 72 18.36
 Very Active 4 1.04
MVPA (n = 386)a
 Inadequate MVPA 160 41.45
 Adequate MVPA 226 58.55
bNumber of steps (n = 396)a
 Inactive 327 82.57
 Active 69 17.43
ST (n = 369)a
 High ST 269 72.90
 Adequate ST 99 27.10
CT (n = 369)a
 High CT 241 65.31
 Adequate CT 128 34.39
cNumber of meals (n = 392)a
 Normal 174 44.4
 Low 218 55.6
dFFQ (n = 396)a
 Healthy FFQ 147 37.2
 Moderate FFQ 123 31.1
 Unhealthy FFQ 127 31.7
Alcohol (n = 405)a
 Has consumed or consumes 74 56.30
 Never consumed 177 43.70
Tobacco (n = 405)a
 Has used or still uses 253 62.50
 Never used 152 37.50
  1. PAL Physical Activity Level, ST Screen time, CT Cell phone time, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activities, FFQ food frequency questionnaire
  2. aExact number of each variable. bThe cutoff value of the total number of steps was 11,700, according to Tudor-Luke et al. [18]
  3. cThe food frequency classification was performed using the 50th percentile = 4 of the number of meals during a week
  4. dTwo Step Cluster Analysis classified the food frequency questionnaire. The quality of this analysis was average (0.5) and the between-groups proportion ratio was 1.19