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Table 5 Health behaviours of participants

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome amongst patients with severe mental illness in the community in Hong Kong – a cross sectional study

Health behaviour Total n, (%) χ 2, P-value
Smoking status (smoker/passive smoker) 38, (27) NS
Alcohol intake (>4 units daily) 7, (5) NS
Exercise (< 30 minutes a day for 5 days per week) 86, (62) NS
Diet fruit and vegetables (≤2 daily portions) 26, (19) NS
Diet Fats (≥ 3 portions per day) 27, (19) NS
Fluid Intake (<1 L or >3 L per day) 9, (7) NS
Caffeine Intake (≥600 mg/day) 8, (6) NS
Disrupted sleep (>8 h or <3 h) 38, (27) χ 2 = 4.64,p < 0.05
Cannabis use (occasional or regular) 3, (2) NS
  1. P for association between health behaviour and metabolic syndrome, tested by χ 2 test.
  2. NS = Not statistically significant.