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Table 2 Dietary characteristics of children n = 575

From: Prevalence and associated factors of childhood overweight/obesity among primary school children in urban Nepal

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Food items consumed Per week
 Processed meat (sausages, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, roasts) Never/rarely 150 26.1
1–2 times 301 52.3
3–4 times 98 17
> 5 times 26 4.5
 Hot chips, fries, potato crisps Never/rarely 121 21
1–2 times 271 47.1
3–4 times 127 22.1
> 5 times 56 9.7
 Confectionaries (sweets, cakes, donuts, chocolates, and ice-creams) Never/ rarely 59 10.3
1–2 times 240 41.7
3–4 times 179 31.1
> 5 times 97 16.9
Bring homemade food to school
 Yes 478 83.1
 No 97 16.9
Use of soft drinks
 Yes 478 83.1
 No 97 16.9
 Less than a bottle (< 250 ml)/week 208 43.5
 More than a bottle (> 250 ml)/week 270 56.5