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Table 3 Screening patterns for single and co-occurring risky health behaviours

From: Eligibility for interventions, co-occurrence and risk factors for unhealthy behaviours in patients consulting for routine primary care: results from the Pre-Empt study

No. of behaviours Behaviours Male (N = 787) Female (N = 1279) Overall (N = 2066)
N % N % %
0 No Behaviours 37 4.7 56 4.4 4.5
1 Exercise only 70 8.9 178 13.9 12.0
Diet only 97 12.0 83 6.5 8.7
Alcohol only 26 3.3 32 2.5 2.8
Smoking only 4 0.5 10 0.8 0.7
2 Diet and Exercise 195 25.0 367 28.7 27.2
Alcohol and Diet 79 10.0 56 4.4 6.5
Alcohol and Exercise 22 2.8 80 6.3 4.9
Diet and Smoking 20 2.5 32 2.5 2.5
Alcohol and Smoking 9 1.1 11 0.9 1.0
Exercise and Smoking 6 0.8 24 1.9 1.5
3 Alcohol, Diet and Exercise 96 12.0 143 11.2 11.6
Diet, Exercise and Smoking 37 4.7 75 5.9 5.4
Alcohol, Diet and Smoking 33 4.2 31 2.4 3.1
Alcohol, Exercise and Smoking 11 1.4 24 1.9 1.7
4 Alcohol, Diet, Exercise & Smoking 45 5.7 77 6.0 5.9
  Alcohol 321 40.8 454 35.5 37.5
  Diet 602 76.5 864 67.6 70.9
  Exercise 482 61.2 968 75.7 70.1
  Smoking 165 21.0 284 22.2 21.7