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Table 2 Prevalence of risk factors in Lebanon in adult males and females aged 25–65 years

From: Proportion of cancer in a Middle eastern country attributable to established risk factors

Risk Factor Males Females
Tobacco smoking, [14]
 former smokers 6.9% 3.3%
 current smokers 46.8% 31.6%
 Body Mass Index (BMI) [14]   
 overweight 30.7% 38.9%
 obese 28.7% 26.5%
 Physical activity, Low activity [14] 52.4% 40.3%
 Low adherence to Mediterranean diet [15] 14.4% 12.3%
Alcohol [14]
 Heavy drinkers 12.0% 0.9%
 H. Pylori infection* [18] 52% 52%
 Air pollution* (PM10 and PM2.5concentrations above allowable levels) [19, 20] 85% 85%
  1. PM Particulate matter