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Table 1 Obesogenic behavior indicator variables

From: The coexistence of obesogenic behaviors among Brazilian adolescents and their associated factors

Obesogenic behavior Question in the research Definition adopted
Screen hour "How many hours do you use the computer, watch TV or play video games on an average weekday?” Numeric variable
Habit of snacking in front of the television “Do you watch TV eating snacks like popcorn, cookies, snacks, sandwiches, chocolates or candies?” The answer options were: "I don't watch TV eating snacks", "I watch TV eating snacks sometimes", "I watch TV eating snacks almost every day" and "I watch TV eating snacks every day"
Habit of eating breakfast “Do you have breakfast?” The answer options were: “I don't have breakfast”, “I have breakfast sometimes”, “I have breakfast almost every day” and “I have breakfast every day”
Intake of ultra-processed food percentage (UPF) Food consumption was assessed using a 24-h recall (24hR) through a face-to-face interview conducted by trained interviewers Excessive consumption of UPF was considered when consumption was greater than or equal to the 80th percentile of the distribution (45.60% of the total caloric value (TCV)). A large quintile of consumption distribution (P80) was associated with an inadequate food intake profile and a high risk of obesity in previous studies (18)