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Table 2 Health behavioural characteristics and Health Related Quality of Life scores by overweight/obesity status

From: Associations between combined overweight and obesity, lifestyle behavioural risk and quality of life among Australian regional school children: baseline findings of the Goulburn Valley health behaviours monitoring study

  All1 Healthy Weight Overweight/obese
(IOTF)
P value2
Total 809 (100) 590 (72.9) 219 (27.1)  
Fruit     NS
 < 2 serves per day n (%) 211 (26.1) 146 (24.8) 65 (29.7)  
 Fruit >=2 or more serves per day n (%) 598 (73.9) 444 (75.3) 154 (70.3)  
Vegetable     NS
 < 5 serves per day 691 (85.4) 499 (84.6) 192 (87.7)  
 >=5 or more serves per day n (%) 118 (14.6) 91 (15.4) 27 (12.3)  
Soft-drink consumption     
 Rarely or never 241 (29.8) 187 (31.7) 54 (24.7) p=0.0113
 Every second day to once a fortnight 330 (40.8) 243 (41.2) 87 (39.7)  
 Almost every day or more 238 (29.4) 160 (27.1) 78 (35.6)  
Takeaway consumption     
 Once a fortnight or less 469 (58.0) 356 (60.3) 113 (51.6) p=0.0364
 Once a week 237 (29.3) 164 (27.8) 73 (33.3)  
 2-4 times or more 63 (7.8) 40 (6.8) 23 (10.5)  
 Everyday 40 (5.0) 30 (5.1) 10 (4.6)  
Water recommendation     NS
 <5 glasses a day 352 (43.5) 256 (43.4) 96 (43.8)  
 5-8 glasses a day 322 (39.8) 229 (38.8) 93 (42.5)  
 ≥8 glasses day 135 (16.7) 105 (17.8) 30 (13.7)  
Physical activity     p=0.001
 Not met on 5 out of 7 days 510 (63.0) 351 (59.5) 159 (72.6)  
 Met physical activity on previous 5 out of 7 days n (%) 299 (37.0) 239 (40.5) 60 (27.4)  
Screen time     NS
 Not met on 5 out of 7 days 190 (23.5) 133 (22.5) 57 (26.0)  
 Met screen time on 5 of previous 7 days n (%) 619 (76.5) 457 (77.5) 162 (74.0)  
Health Related Quality of Life m(95%CI) scores out of maximum possible 100  
 Physical 84.1 (83.1, 85.1) 85.2 (84.1, 86.3) 81.1 (78.9, 83.4) p=0.000
 Emotional 71.2 (69.8, 72.6) 72.1 (70.6, 73.7) 68.7 (65.8, 71.7) p=0.031
 Social 78.4 (77.0, 80.0) 79.9 (78.4, 81.5) 74.4 (71.3, 77.6) p=0.001
 School 75.0 (73.7, 76.2) 75.7 (74.3, 77.1) 73.0 (70.5, 75.6) p=0.060
 Global 78.1 (77.1, 79.1) 79.2 (78.1, 80.3) 75.2 (72.9, 77.4) p=0.001
  1. 1Percentages relate to proportion of sample overall. 2P-value relates to significant difference between normal weight and overweight/obesity. 3Overwieght/obesity prevalence was significantly different to those who consumed soft drinks every days. 4Overwieght/obesity prevalence was significantly different to those who consumed takeaway foods 2-4 times per week