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Table 6 Current lifestyle, according to medical reason for first stoma (n = 419a)

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 Chronic bowel diseasen (%)b, c Cancerc n (%)b, d Other n (%)b
Physical activity
Number of days > 30 mins physical activity to raise breathing rate (in the last week)
  0 60 (28.4) 36 (31.9) 28 (29.8)
  1 24 (11.4) 13 (11.5) 12 (12.8)
  2 37 (17.5) 8 (7.1) 17 (18.1)
  3 33 (15.6) 20 (17.7) 14 (14.9)
  4 15 (7.1) 6 (5.3) 5 (5.3)
  5 16 (7.6) 16 (14.2) 5 (5.3)
  6 5 (2.4) 3 (2.6) 3 (3.2)
  7 21 (10.0) 11 (9.7) 10 (10.6)
  Unknown 1 0 0
  Median (interquartile range) 3 (1–5) 3 (1–6) 3 (1–4)
Diet
In general, how healthy is your overall diet now?
  Excellent 8 (3.8) 5 (4.5) 5 (5.4)
  Very good 48 (22.6) 27 (24.1) 15 (16.1)
  Good 74 (34.9) 46 (41.1) 35 (37.6)
  Fair 56 (26.4) 28 (25.0) 23 (24.7)
  Poor 26 (12.3) 6 (5.4) 15 (16.1)
  Unknown 0 1 1
Number of fruit and vegetable servings eaten the day before
  None 33 (15.7) 8 (7.1) 11 (12.0)
  1–4 137 (65.2) 77 (68.8) 63 (68.5)
   > 5 40 (19.1) 27 (24.1) 18 (19.6)
  Unknown 2 1 2
Smoking
Currently smoke tobacco
  Daily 28 (13.3) 6 (5.4) 20 (21.5)
  Less than daily 11 (5.2) 0 2 (2.2)
  Not at all 172 (81.5) 106 (94.6) 71 (76.3)
  Unknown 1 1 1
Alcohol
How often have > 8 (men) or > 6 (women) standard drinks (units) on one occasion
  Never 120 (58.2) 72 (66.1) 55 (59.1)
   < Monthly 47 (22.8) 15 (13.8) 26 (28.0)
  Monthly 19 (9.2) 12 (11.0) 2 (2.2)
  Weekly 15 (7.3) 9 (8.3) 8 (8.6)
  Daily or almost daily 5 (2.4) 1 (0.9) 2 (2.2)
  Unknown 6 4 1
  1. a Medical reason for first stoma was unknown for 6 participants. b Percentages calculated excluding the unknowns; c Includes Inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease; d Includes colorectal cancer, other cancer types and benign tumours