Skip to main content

Table 2 Eating habits among respondents (n = 132)

From: Social and psychological factors affecting eating habits among university students in a Malaysian medical school: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics N %
Regular meals   
Yes 76 57.6
No 56 42.4
Daily breakfast   
Yes 58 43.9
No 74 56.1
Frequency of daily meals   
Less than three times 79 59.8
Three or more times 53 40.2
Frequency of having snacks (per week)   
Less than three times 76 57.6
Three or more times 56 42.4
Weekly consumption of vegetables & legumes   
Less than three times 24 18.2
Three or more times 108 81.8
Weekly consumption of fruits   
Less than three times 68 51.5
Three or more times 64 48.5
Weekly consumption of fried food   
Less than twice 35 26.5
Twice or more 97 73.5
Consumption of fast food   
Often 28 21.2
Rarely 104 78.8
Meals with friends & family   
Daily 107 81.1
Not daily 25 18.9
Type of food consumed   
Mainly meat 25 18.9
Mainly vegetables 7 5.3
Carbohydrate (rice, bread) 20 15.2
Variety of food in balance 80 60.6
Water intake (liters/day)   
< 2 79 59.8
≥2 53 40.2