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Table 3 Percent distribution of lifestyle characteristics of participants

From: Dietary habits and Helicobacter pylori infection: a cross sectional study at a Lebanese hospital

  Overall n = 294 H. pylori (−) n = 140 H. pylori (+) n = 154 p-value
Cigarette smoking
 Non Smoker 213 (72.4) 109 (51.2) 104 (48.8) 0.074
 Current Smoker 81 (27.6) 32 (39.5) 49 (60.5)  
  1–10 cigarettes/day 27 (9.2) 15 (55.6) 12 (44.4) 0.094
  11–20 cigarettes/day 37 (12.6) 12 (32.4) 25 (67.6)  
  >  20 cigarettes/day 18 (6.1) 5 (27.8) 13 (72.2)  
 Duration of smoking (years) 15.74 ± 10.15 15.91 ± 10.14 15.63 ± 10.26 0.904
Waterpipe smoking
 Non Smoker 226 (76.9) 108 (47.8) 118 (52.2) 0.915
 Current Smoker 68 (23.1) 33 (48.5) 35 (51.5)  
  Daily 28 (9.5) 12 (42.9) 16 (57.1) 0.281
  Weekly or monthly 15 (5.1) 10 (66.7) 5 (33.3)  
  Occasionally 25 (8.5) 11 (44.0) 14 (56.0)  
Alcohol consumption
 Non drinker 192 (65.3) 92 (47.9) 100 (52.1) 0.984
 Current drinker 102 (34.7) 49 (48.0) 53 (52.0)  
  One to several times a week 19 (6.5) 12 (63.2) 7 (36.8) 0.144
  One to several times a month 83 (28.2) 37 (44.6) 46 (55.4)  
Duration of drinking 11.94 ± 8.04 11.55 ± 7.37 12.30 ± 8.68 0.650
Feeling tense or stressed out
 Not at all 46 (15.6) 21 (45.7) 25 (54.3) 0.455
 Occasionally 73 (24.8) 30 (41.1) 43 (58.9)  
 A lot of times 57 (19.4) 31 (54.4) 26 (45.6)  
 Most of the time 118 (40.1) 59 (50.0) 59 (50.0)  
Sleep per night
 <  7 h per day 136 (46.3) 63 (46.3) 73 (53.7) 0.602
 ≥ 7 h per day 158 (53.7) 78 (49.4) 80 (50.6)  
Physical activity
 < once per week 227 (77.2) 109 (48.0) 118 (52.0) 0.924
 Once per week 31 (10.5) 14 (45.2) 17 (54.8)  
 ≥ twice per week 36 (12.2) 18 (50.0) 18 (50.0)  
Physical activity intensity
 None 21 (7.1) 11 (52.4) 10 (47.6) 0.090
 Light 151 (51.4) 62 (41.1) 89 (58.9)  
 Moderate 94 (32.0) 54 (57.4) 40 (42.6)  
 Vigorous 28 (9.5) 14 (50.0) 14 (50.0)