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Table 3 Ready-to-eat food consumption of sedentary staffs (N = 400)

From: Association between body mass index and ready-to-eat food consumption among sedentary staff in Nay Pyi Taw union territory, Myanmar

CharacteristicsMale (n = 64)Female (n = 336)Total (N = 400)
n%n%N%
Frequency of RTE* food consumption
 Less frequently consumed*2031.28725.910726.7
 More frequently consumed#4468.824974.129373.3
Instant noodle consumption
 Less frequently consumed*4468.823569.927969.7
 More frequently consumed#2031.210130.112130.3
Sweet confectionaries consumption
 Less frequently consumed*914.1267.7358.7
 More frequently consumed#5585.931092.336591.3
Non-alcoholic beverages consumption
 Less frequently consumed*2234.413941.416140.2
 More frequently consumed#4265.619758.623959.8
Instant -mix consumption
 Less frequently consumed*1117.28926.510025.0
 More frequently consumed#5382.824773.530075.0
Habit of eating out
 Not eat out914.17020.87919.7
 Eat out5585.926679.232180.3
Reason of eating out
 Fun/pleasure2843.817853.020651.5
 Change/time consuming3656.215847.019448.5
Preference for RTE* food
 No2031.212035.714035.0
 Yes4468.821664.326065.0
Duration of consumption
 Less than one year1523.44914.66416.0
 More than or equal to one year4976.628785.433684.0
Timing of consumption
 Dinner914.14112.25012.5
 Breakfast/lunch/supper5585.929587.835087.5
Free time consumption
 No2539.110932.413433.5
 Yes3960.922767.626666.5
Habit of storage
 No2335.99528.311829.5
 Yes4164.124171.728270.5
  1. * RTE: Ready-to-eat; #More frequently consumed (two to three times per day, once daily, two to four times per week, once per week and one to three times per month); *Less frequently consumed (less than once per month)