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Table 1 Distribution of respondents according to their dietary habits (N = 503)

From: Dietary habits and metabolic risk factors for non-communicable diseases in a university undergraduate population

Dietary habits Freq Percentage
No of meals taken daily
 One 35 7.0
 Two (2) 287 57.1
 Three (3) 156 31.0
 Four or more 25 5.0
Daily snack (pastry) intake 221 44.0
Eating in fast food restaurants
 Daily 114 22.7
 4–6 times/week 95 18.9
 </= 3 times times/week 293 58.4
Daily soft drinks intake 144 29.0
Amount of soft drinks taken daily (N = 144)  
 35 ml 99 68.8
 =/> 70 ml 45 31.3
Daily fruits and vegetable intake 115 22.9
Portions of fruits and vegetables taken (N = 115)
 Less than five 105 91.3
 Five or more portions 10 8.7
Daily breakfast consumption 113 22.5