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Table 3 Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity by Respondents’ Dietary Habit (N = 271)

From: Overweight and obesity prevalence among public servants in Nadowli district, Ghana, and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study

Variable Overall (%) Normal (%) Overweight (%) Obese (%) P -value
Most important meal
 Morning 95 (35.1) 55 (31.1) 33 (40.7) 7 (53.8) 0.324
 Afternoon 150 (55.4) 103 (58.2) 42 (51.9) 5 (38.5)
 Evening 26 (9.6) 19 (10.7) 6 (7.4) 1 (7.7)
Skipping breakfast
 Yes 65 (24.1) 40 (22.7) 21 (25.9) 4 (30.8) 0.540
 No 69 (25.6) 45 (25.6) 23 (28.4) 1 (7.7)
 Sometimes 136 (50.4) 91 (51.7) 37 (45.7) 8 (61.5)  
Last meal of the day
 Around 5:30 pm 144 (53.1) 94 (53.1) 45 (55.6) 5 (38.5) 0.294
 After 7 pm 127 (46.9) 83 (46.9) 36 (44.4) 8 (61.5)