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Table 2 Selected dietary practices of adults 18–64 years of age, Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia, June 2015

From: Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity among adults in Hawassa city, southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 524) Frequency Percentage
Typical meal frequency per day
 Two or less 132 25.2
 Three 317 60.4
 Four or more 75 14.3
Typical snack frequency per day
 Never 172 32.8
 Once 285 54.4
 Two or more 67 12.8
Practice of skipping breakfast/week
 Never 261 49.8
 One to three 212 40.4
 Four to six 34 6.5
 Everyday 17 3.3
Consumption of meal away from home per week
 Never 212 40.4
 One 130 24.9
 Two to six 182 34.7
Frequency of consumption of fast foods
 Once per day 145 27.7
 3 to 5 times/week 182 34.7
 1–2 times/week 66 12.6
 1–2 times/month 62 11.9
 0 times/month 68 13.9
Alcohol intake in the last one month
 Yes 152 28.9
 No 372 71.1
Alcohol intake frequency within the last one month (n = 152)
 Daily 47 30.9
 1–6 times per week 41 27.1
 Less than once per week 64 42.0