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Table 2 Lifestyle perception and eating habits among Lebanese hospital nurses (= 500)

From: Nurses’ eating habits in Lebanon during the economic and health crises: a cross-sectional study

Variables Before crises During crises
Weight perception, n(%)
 I am good 344 (68.8) 309 (61.8)
 I am overweight 122 (24.4) 136 (27.2)
 I am underweight 34 (6.8) 55 (11)
BMI, mean (SD) 25.76 (5.1) 25.64 (4.933)
Weight (Kg), mean (SD) 70.23 (16) 69.94 (15.82)
Physical activities, n(%)
 Inactive (no physical activity outside the profession) 161 (32.2) 269 (53.8)
 Moderately active (at least twice a week) 269 (53.8) 193 (38.6)
 Very active (more than three times a week) 70 (14) 38 (7.6)
Smoking, n(%)
 Non-smoker or ex-smoker 339 (67.8) 332 (66.4)
 Light or moderate smoker (<1pack.day) 147 (29.4) 141 (28.2)
 Heavy smoker (> 1 pack/day) 14 (2.8) 27 (5.4)
Alcohol consumption, n(%)
 Never 461 (92.2) 460 (92)
 Once a day (≤ 7 times a week for women) twice a day (≤14 times a week for men) 35 (7) 35 (7)
 > once a day (> 7 times a week for women) > twice a day (>14 times a week for men) 4 (0.8) 5 (1)
Fluid intake ≥2 L of water per day, n(%)
 Never 76 (15.2) 74 (14.8)
 Sometimes 258 (51,6) 250 (50)
 Frequently 104 (20.8) 113 (22.6)
 Every day 62 (12.4) 63 (12.6)
Consumption of the 3 main meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) per day, n (%)
 Never 40 (8) 67 (13.4)
 Sometimes 232 (46.4) 257 (51.4)
 Frequently 135 (27) 108 (21.6)
 Every day 93 (18.6) 68 (13.6)
Taking meal breaks during duty, n(%)
 Never 72 (14.4) 104 (20.8)
 Sometimes 268 (53.6) 275 (55)
 Frequently 107 (21.4) 81 (16.2)
 Every day 53 (10.6) 40 (8)
Snacks consumption in between meals, n(%)
 Never 96 (19.2) 155 (31)
 Sometimes 295 (59) 262 (52.4)
 Frequently 89 (17.8) 67 (13.4)
 Every day 20 (4) 16 (3.2)
Order manakesh, fries, chips, falafels, shawarma, burgers, pizzas, desserts during duty, n(%)
 Never 70 (14) 221 (44.2)
 Sometimes 301 (60.2) 222 (44.4)
 Frequently 114 (22.8) 53 (10.6)
 Every day 15 (3) 4 (0.8)