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Table 3 Association between socioeconomic, demographic and stress with eating habits: Bivariate analysis

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

Variables Decrease consumption
Meat Milk and dairy products Fruits Vegetables
Incidence, n P value Incidence, n P value Incidence, n P value Incidence, n P value
Gender Male 49 0.480 36 0.410 36 0.406 32 0.011
Female 165 116 117 73
Age < 26 63 0.158 41 0.335 42 0.577 25 0.347
26 - 32 56 37 38 28
32 -39 51 42 39 26
>39 44 32 34 26
Clinical experience (years) ≤10 116 0.817 81 0.654 82 0.739 61 0.445
>10 98 71 71 44
Caring of COVID- 19 patients Yes 91 0.097 63 0.113 60 0.022 39 0.026
No 123 89 93 65
Stress Yes 188 0.001 22 0.066 132 0.032 92 0.041
No 26 22 21 13
Monthly income ≤2500 200 0.002 137 0.424 136 0.812 91 0.533
>2500 14 15 17 14
Decrease in income Yes 148 0.001 100 0.031 106 0.001 64 0.582
No 66 52 47 41