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Table 2 Gender and age distribution of meeting health recommendations

From: Patterns of adolescent physical activity and dietary behaviours

  Total (n = 176) Boys (n = 87) Girls (n = 89) Younger adolescents (n = 98) Older adolescents (n = 78)
Meet >60 minutes MVPA per day, n (%)      
   No 137 (78.8) 63 (72.4) 74 (83.1) 68 (69.4) 69 (88.5)
   Yes 39 (22.2) 24 (27.6) 15 (16.8) 30 (30.6) 9 (11.5)**
Meet >5 portions fruits/vegetables, n (%)      
   No 98 (55.2) 45 (51.2) 53 (59.6) 63 (64.3) 35 (44.9)**
   Yes 78 (44.8) 42 (48.3) 36 (40.4) 35 (35.7) 43 (55.1)
Meet >5 days a week eating breakfast, n (%)      
   No 41 (23.3) 13 (14.9) 28 (31.5) 23 (23.5) 18 (23.1)
   Yes 135 (76.7) 74 (85.1) 61 (68.5)** 75 (76.5) 60 (76.9)
Number of risk behaviours, n (%)      
   0 11 (6.2) 9 (10.3) 2 (2.2) 7 (7.1) 4 (5.1)
   1 71 (40.3) 40 (46.0) 31 (34.8) 36 (36.7) 35 (44.9)
   2 77 (43.8) 33 (37.9) 44 (49.4) 47 (48.0) 30 (38.5)
   3 17 (9.7) 5 (5.7) 12 13.5)** 8 (8.2) 9 (11.5)
  1. **P < 0.01. Pearson's chi-square test of significance.