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Table 4 Daily dietary habits of participants

From: Prevalence of premenstrual syndrome and its association with psychosocial and lifestyle variables: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Total (N = 389)  
  Number (N) Percentage (%)
Eat three meals   
Yes 167 42.2
Sometimes 166 41.9
No 63 15.9
Eat breakfast   
Yes 159 40.4
Sometimes 148 37.6
No 87 22.1
Type of bread   
White 249 63.7
Whole grain 26 6.6
Both 116 29.7
Eat fruit daily   
Yes 99 25
Sometimes 208 52.5
No 89 22.5
Eat vegetables   
Yes 135 34.4
Sometimes 184 46.8
No 74 18.8
Drink milk   
Yes 106 26.8
Sometimes 160 40.5
No 129 32.7
Drink caffeinated beverages   
Yes 283 60.1
Sometimes 87 22
No 71 17.9
Drink sweetened juice   
Yes 47 11.9
Sometimes 181 45.9
No 166 42.1
Eat sweets   
Yes 121 30.7
Sometimes 173 43.9
No 100 25.4
Eat nuts   
Yes 26 6.6
Sometimes 204 51.6
No 165 41.8
Eat chips   
Yes 71 18.1
Sometimes 163 41.5
No 159 40.5
Take dietary supplements   
Yes 36 9
Sometimes 90 22.6
No 272 68.3
Followed a diet   
Yes 154 38.8
No 243 61.2
Satisfied with dietary habits   
Yes 60 15.2
To some extent 226 57.1
No 110 27.8
Satisfied with body weight   
Yes 147 36.9
To some extent 146 36.7
No 105 26.4
Satisfied with body shape   
Yes 186 47
To some extent 149 37.6
No 61 15.4
Source of nutritional information   
Dietitians 56 15.2
Healthcare workers 27 7.3
Internet 232 63
Books 17 4.6
Other 36 9.8