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Table 2 Current lifestyle (n = 425)

From: Smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity following stoma formation surgery, stoma-related concerns, and desire for lifestyle advice: a United Kingdom survey

Behaviours n (%)a
Physical activity
Number of days > 30 mins physical activity to raise breathing rate (in the last week)
  0 127 (29.9)
  1 49 (11.5)
  2 62 (14.6)
  3 67 (15.8)
  4 26 (6.1)
  5 38 (9.0)
  6 12 (2.8)
  7 43 (10.1)
  Unknown 1
  Median (interquartile range) 3 (1–5)
Diet
In general, how healthy is your overall diet now?
  Excellent 18 (4.2)
  Very good 90 (21.3)
  Good 157 (37.1)
  Fair 110 (26.0)
  Poor 48 (11.3)
  Unknown 2
Number of fruit and vegetable servings eaten the day before
  None 55 (13.1)
  1–4 280 (66.7)
   > 5 85 (20.2)
  Unknown 5
Smoking
Currently smoke tobacco
  Daily 55 (13.0)
  Less than daily 13 (3.1)
  Not at all 354 (83.9)
  Unknown 3
Alcohol
How often have > 8 (men) or > 6 (women) standard drinks (units) on one occasion
  Never 250 (60.5)
   < Monthly 88 (21.3)
  Monthly 34 (8.2)
  Weekly 33 (8.0)
  Daily or almost daily 8 (1.9)
  Unknown 12
  1. a Percentages calculated excluding the unknowns