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Table 3 BMI, fruit and vegetable consumption and smoking status (n = 50)

From: An examination of the health and wellbeing of childless women: A cross-sectional exploratory study in Victoria, Australia

  Percent (n) 2007-08 National Health Survey1 Difference in proportion and 95% CI
BMI 2 n = 48 n = 5,586  
   Normal weight 45.8 (22) 42.6 (2,380.3) 3.22 (-10.1 - 17.16)
   Overweight 33.3 (16) 31.0 (1,734) 2.29 (-9.43 - 16.47)
   Obese 20.8 (10) 23.6 (1,320.4) -2.8 (-10.67 - 11.98)
Fruit 3 n = 50 n = 8,412.8  
   One serve or less 48.0 (24) 39.0 (3,280.4) 9.01 (-4.24 - 22.54)
   Two or more serves 52.0 (26) 56.4 (4,743.3) 4.38 (-8.86 - 17.91)
Vegetables 4 n = 50 n = 8,412.8  
   One serve or less 18.0 (9) 23.1 (1,942.7) -5.09 (-7.73 - 13.37)
   Two to four serves 60.0 (30) 66.2 (5,565.9) -6.16 (-6.27 - 20.01)
   Five or more serves 22.0 (11) 10.1 (853.6) 11.85 (2.58 - 25.11)
Smoking status n = 50 n = 8412.8  
   Current smoker 10.0 (5) 18.0 (1,514.7) -8 (-3.38 - 13.72)
   Ex-smoker 34.0 (17) 24.3 (2,042.1) 9.73 (-1.87 - 23.6)
   Never smoked 56.0 (28) 57.7 (4,856) -1.72 (-11.16 - 15.46)
  1. 1 Weighted sample.
  2. 2 Underweight has been excluded from analysis as no women in the sample were underweight.
  3. 3 Don't eat fruit has been excluded from analysis as this was not reported by any women in the sample.
  4. 4 Don't eat vegetables has been excluded from analysis as this was not reported by any women in the sample.