Table 2

The proportions (%) of Saudi adolescents who exceeded certain cut-off values for physical activity, screen time and dietary habits.

Variable

Males

Female


> 2 hours of screen time

84.0

91.2 **

> 1680 METs-min/week1

55.5

21.9 **

> 2520 METs-min/week2

43.5

12.9 **

Daily breakfast intake

28.7

20.6 **

Daily vegetables intake

23.3

22.3

Daily fruits intake

16.0

9.6 **

Daily milk Intake

33.2

25.1 **

Sugar-sweetened drinks intake (> 3 day/week)

67.3

57.4 **

Fast food intake (> 3 day/week)

30.2

24.9 **

French fries/potato chips intake (> 3 day/week)

25.0

30.7 **

Cake/donut/biscuit intake (> 3 day/week)

24.8

28.8 *

Sweets/chocolates intake (> 3 day/week)

37.3

52.6 **

Energy drinks intake (> 3 day/week)

16.3

8.5 **


1 = 60 min per day × 7 days/week × 4 METs (moderate-intensity physical activity).

2 = 60 min per day × 7 days/week × 6 METs (moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity),

* p < 0.05

** p < 0.01

Al-Hazzaa et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:140   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-140

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