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Table 2 General characteristics and lifestyle variables according to gender

From: Childhood overweight and obesity in a region of Italian immigration in Southern Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Variables Male (n = 245) Female (n = 345) p
N % n %
Age      0.305
9 to 13 185 75.5 274 79.4  
14 to 18 60 24.5 71 20.6  
Birth weight      0.024
<2500 g 16 6.7 25 7.6  
2500 g < and < 4000 g 200 83.3 292 88.2  
>4000 g 24 10.0 14 4.2  
Breakfast consumption 180 73.5 246 71.3 0.628
Frequency of consumption
  Vegetables < 4 times per week 122 49.8 170 49.3 0.967
  Fruits < 4 times per week 79 32.5 136 39.8 0.088
  Sugar-sweetened beverages* ≥ 4 times per week 168 68.6 251 72.8 0.312
  Fast food ≥ 4 times per week 171 70.4 240 70.2 1.000
  Sweets ≥ 4 times per week 87 35.5 165 47.8 0.004
Physical activity < 3 times per week 113 46.3 193 56.6 0.018
Hours spent with television/video game/computer per day 5.63* 2.94** 5.21* 2.82** 0.423
  1. *mean **standard deviation.