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Table 4 Class descriptions and weighted class proportions for each class, separately for men and women, with mean body mass index (BMI) for each class. Class proportions are weighted using class probability weights, derived from Mplus

From: A latent class analysis of health risk behaviours in the UK Police Service and their associations with mental health and job strain

Class descriptions
Men (N = 25,788)
Class 1: healthiest (17.59%) Mean BMI = 27.50 kg/m2 (± 3.90) Mostly low risk drinkers, who reported rarely binge drinking. Highest fruit and vegetable intake and moderate red meat consumption. Most of this class were non-smokers and reported high physical activity
Class 2: healthy abstainers (13.79%) Mean BMI = 27.86 kg/m2 (± 4.14) Mostly abstainers and low risk drinkers. This class had the second highest fruit and vegetable intake and the second lowest red meat consumption. Mostly non-smokers, with high physical activity
Class 3: some health risk behaviours but physically active (28.86%)
Mean BMI = 28.11 kg/m2 (± 3.82)
Mostly hazardous drinkers, who reported binge drinking at least once a week. Average fruit and vegetable intake, with the second highest red meat consumption. This class had the second highest probability of being light to moderate smokers, but reported high physical activity
Class 4: low risk drinkers but other health risk behaviours (35.62%) Mean BMI = 27.77 kg/m2 (± 3.94) Mostly low risk drinkers who rarely binge drink. This class reported the lowest fruit and vegetable intake and moderate red meat consumption. This class were mostly non-smokers but reported the lowest physical activity
Class 5: high health risk behaviours (4.14%) Mean BMI = 29.00 kg/m2 (± 3.84) Mostly hazardous and harmful drinkers who reported binge drinking multiple times per week. This class reported very low fruit and vegetable intake and the highest red meat consumption. This class had the highest probability of reporting smoking (light to moderate, and heavy). This class reported the second lowest physical activity
Women (N = 15,198)
Class 1: healthiest (28.72%) Mean BMI = 25.97 kg/m2 (± 4.76) Mostly low risk drinkers, who reported binge drinking monthly or less. This class reported the highest fruit and vegetable consumption and low red meat consumption. Highest probability of non-smoking and high physical activity
Class 2: healthy abstainers (16.22%) Mean BMI = 26.63 kg/m2 (± 5.65) Mostly abstainers and low risk drinkers. This class reported moderate fruit and vegetable intake and the lowest red meat consumption. This class were mostly non-smokers, with moderately high physical activity
Class 3: moderate health risk behaviours (12.19%) Mean BMI = 26.13 kg/m2 (± 4.33) Mostly hazardous drinkers who reported binge drinking at least once a week. Moderate fruit and vegetable intake, and red meat consumption. This class had the highest probability of reporting light to moderate smoking (0–10 cigarettes) but reported high physical activity
Class 4: low risk drinkers but other health risk behaviours (39.07%) Mean BMI = 25.75 kg/m2 (± 4.85) Mostly low risk drinkers who reported rarely binge drinking. This class reported the lowest fruit and vegetable intake and high red meat consumption. This class included some light to moderate smokers and reported the lowest physical activity
Class 5: high health risk behaviours (3.80%) Mean BMI = 27.00 kg/m2 (± 4.87) Mostly hazardous and harmful drinkers, who reported binge drinking multiple times per week. Low fruit and vegetable intake and the highest red meat consumption. This class had some light to moderate, and heavy, smokers. This class reported the second lowest physical activity