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Table 2 Dietary habit of school children aged 6–12 years in Bahir Dar city northwest Ethiopia, (n = 616)

From: Overweight/obesity among school aged children in Bahir Dar City: cross sectional study

Characteristics’
Fruit and vegetable consumption Frequency Percentage (%)
 Yes 347 56.3
 No 269 43.7
Uses snack
 Yes 324 52.6
 No 292 47.4
Number of snacks/day
  ≤ 2 snacks/day 166 51.2
  ≥ 3snacks/day 158 48.8
Number of meals/day
  < 3 meals/day 23 3.7
  ≥ 3 meals/day 593 96.
Ways of getting lunch
 Taking from home 600 97.6
  cafeteria/school Lounge 16 2.4
Intake of fast food
 Yes 473 76.8
 No 143 23.2
Watching Television while eating
 Yes 285 46.3
 No 331 53.7
Eating while reading
 Yes 107 17.4
 No 509 82.6
Missing of meals
 Yes 268 43.5
 No 348 56.6
Access to restaurant/shop for fast food
 Yes 349 56.7
 No 267 43.3