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Table 2 Lifestyle habits of the study population

From: Healthcare services utilization among international students in Ankara, Turkey: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Male(n = 290) Female(n = 245) Total(n = 535) P values
N N% N N% N N%
Chronic disease
 Yes 14 4.8 12 4.9 26 4.9 1.000
 No 276 95.2 233 95.1 509 95.1
Physical activity
 Active 158 54.5 75 30.6 233 43.6 0.001
 Average 126 43.4 150 61.2 276 51.6
 Not active 6 2.1 20 8.2 26 4.9
Eating habits
 Healthy 21 7.2 28 11.4 49 9.2 0.016
 Average 124 43.1 124 50.6 249 46.5
 Unhealthy 144 49.7 93 38.0 237 44.3
Tobacco use in entire life
 Yes 90 31.0 54 22.0 144 26.9 0.019
 No 200 69.0 191 78.0 391 73.1
Frequency of current smoking
 Everyday 14 15.6 4 7.4 18 12.5 0.487
 Some days 12 13.3 9 16.7 21 14.6
 Rarely 31 34.4 22 40.7 53 36.8
 Do not smoke 33 36.7 19 35.2 52 36.1
Alcohol use in entire life
 Yes 101 34.8 66 26.9 167 31.2 0.062
 No 189 65.2 179 73.1 368 68.8
Frequency of current alcohol consumption
 Everyday 18 17.8 18 27.3 36 21.6 0.241
 Some days 47 46.5 33 50.0 80 47.9
 Rarely 33 32.7 13 19.7 46 27.5
 Do not drink 3 3.0 2 3.0 5 3.0
  1. Chi square test (with Fisher’s exact test) were used to compare variables by gender