Table 5

Association between BMI and physical activity engagement and eating habits

BMI category>Physical activity engagementP valuesEating healthyP values
Yes, n (%)No, n (%)Sometimes, n (%)Yes, n (%)No, n (%)Sometimes, 
n (%)
Underweight18 (2.5)10 (2.2)16 (3.9)17 (3.1)8 (1.9)19 (3.1)
Normal230 (31.8)95 (20.6)107 (26.4)164 (30.0)91 (21.2)178 (28.9)
Overweight284 (39.3)167 (36.1)128 (31.5)206  (37.7)155 (36.1)217 (35.3)
Obese191 (26.4)190 (41.1)155(38.2)<0.001*160 (29.3)175 (40.8)201 (32.7)0.003*
  • *Significant at α=0.05 level.

  • BMI, body mass index.