Table 5

Correlation coefficients of BMI and selected lifestyle variables separately among male and female adolescents.

Variables

Body mass Index

Screen time (TV + computer)

Breakfast

Vegetables

Fruits

Milk & dairy products

Fast foods

Sugar-sweetened beverages

French fries & potato chips

Cake & donuts

Sweets

Energy drinks

Total METs-min/week

METs-min/week vigorous activity


Body mass index

1

-0.03

-0.09***

-0.01

0.01

-0.01

-0.08**

-0.10***

-0.13***

-0.11***

-0.17***

-0.01

0.02

-0.01


Screen time (TV+PC use)

0.02

1

-0.08**

-0.12***

-0.07**

-0.09***

0.31***

0.19***

0.22***

0.14***

0.23***

0.21***

-0.04

-0.02


Breakfast

-0.13***

-0.02

1

0.27***

0.24***

0.38***

0.08**

-0.14***

-0.03

0.02

0.02

-0.15***

0.03

0.02


Vegetables

-0.03

0.01

0.20***

1

0.47***

0.34***

-0.12***

-0.04

-0.04

0.05*

0.00

-0.12***

0.14***

0.11***


Fruits

-0.02

0.01

0.19***

0.54**

1

0.28***

-0.05*

-0.09***

-0.02

0.10***

0.00

-0.06*

0.19***

0.16***


Milk & dairy products

-0.07**

-0.02

0.29***

0.40***

0.35***

1

-0.10***

-0.03

-0.05*

0.09***

0.03

-0.15**

0.08**

0.03


Fast foods

-0.03

0.22***

-0.03

0.01

0.06*

0.04

1

0.37***

0.52***

0.30***

0.30***

0.34***

0.01

0.02


Sugar-sweetened beverages

-0.03

0.17***

0.09**

0.06*

0.02

0.09**

0.42***

1

0.36***

0.23***

0.32***

0.23***

-0.04

-0.04


French fries & potato chips

-0.02

0.15***

-0.00

0.12***

0.13***

0.14***

0.47***

0.31***

1

0.37***

0.38***

0.28***

0.03

0.03


Cake & donuts

-0.04

0.17***

0.08**

0.13***

0.16***

0.17***

0.30***

0.27***

0.40***

1

0.53***

0.16***

0.01

0.00


Sweets

-0.07**

0.18***

0.03

0.08**

0.16***

0.16***

0.35***

0.31***

0.37***

0.52***

1

0.15***

0.02

0.02


Energy drinks

0.01

0.23***

-0.10***

-0.03

0.07**

-0.07**

0.34***

0.25***

0.27***

0.21***

0.26***

1

0.06*

0.07*


Total METs-min/week

-0.10***

-0.01

0.11***

0.17***

0.23***

0.19***

0.09**

0.04

0.09**

0.07*

0.08**

0.09**

1

0.83***


METs-min/week vigorous activity

-0.14***

-0.01

0.11***

0.15***

0.20***

0.16***

0.08**

0.04

0.09**

0.05*

0.07**

0.06*

0.95***

1


Females' results are shown on the upper right side with bold fonts.

* p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001

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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