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Table 4 Lifestyle behaviors of the sample

From: Prevalence and correlates of healthy lifestyle behaviors among early cancer survivors

Behavior    Meet recommendations
  Mean (SD) Median (IQR) Yes, n (%) No, n (%)
Smoking (n = 250)     
 Never    108 (43.2)  
 Former    97 (38.8)  
 Current     45 (18)
Alcohol consumption (n = 244)1    184 (75.4) 60 (24.6)
 Never    58 (22.8 %)  
 Social (n = 186)    126 (67.7 %)  
 Excessive (n = 186)     60 (32.3 %)
  Male drinkers (n = 60)1.1    39 (65 %) 21 (35 %)
  Female drinkers (n = 126)1.2    87 (69 %) 39 (31 %)
Vegetable consumption2 (n = 248) 167.7 (90.8) 150 (107.2 -203.6) 68 (27.4)2.1 180 (72.6)
Fruit consumption3 (n = 252) 1.8 (1.1) 2 (1-2) 138 (54.8)3.1 114 (45.2)
Physical activity in MET-min/week4     
 Walking (n = 234) 1299.3 (1188.5) 924 (396 – 2079)   
 Moderate (n = 232) 1600.6 (1623.8) 1200 (210 – 2400)   
 Vigorous (n = 235) 962.9 (1734.5) 0 (0 -1440)   
 Total MET-min/week (n = 247)4.1 3657.6 (3293.4) 2613 (1284 – 5145) 216 (87.4)4.2 31 (12.6)
  1. Notes: n: numbers of participants; SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range; MET: Metabolic Equivalent of Task
  2. 1 number of alcohol consumptions per week; 1.1 male: ≤ 14 drinks per week; 1.2 female: ≤ 7 drinks per week
  3. 2 vegetable consumption per day in grams; 2.1 ≥ 200 g vegetables per week
  4. 3 number of fruit servings (à 100 g) a day. Up to 100 g fruit may be replaced by 150 g of fruit juice. 3.1 at least 2 servings of fruit per week
  5. 4 MET-min/week = metabolic equivalent*minutes per week; 4.1 Total MET-min/week = walking + moderate + vigorous; 4.2 > 600 MET min p/week