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Table 1 Prevalence of risky lifestyle behaviours among Ghanaian adults, 2003 and 2008

From: Healthy lifestyle behaviour among Ghanaian adults in the phase of a health policy change

  2003 2008
Lifestyle behaviour Females (%) Males (%) Females (%) Males (%)
Smoking 19 (1.3) 158 (12.4) 23 (0.5) 315 (9.0)
Alcohol 205 (13.5) 338 (30.4) 661 (15.4) 1,147 (32.7)
Number of servings of fruit per day     
   None (0) 59 (3.9) 82 (6.4) 669 (15.5) 595 (17.0)
   1-4 servings 1,052 (69.3) 810 (63.4) 3,516 (81.7) 2,875 (82.1)
   5 or more servings 408 (26.9) 386 (30.2) 121 (2.8) 33 (0.9)
Number of serving of vegetable per day     
   None (0) 30 (2.0) 48 (3.8) 215 (5.0) 262 (7.5)
   1-4 servings 1,373 (90.4) 1,122 (87.8) 4,028 (93.5) 3,211 (91.7)
   5 or more servings 116 (7.6) 108 (8.5) 63 (1.5) 30 (0.9)
Vigorous physical activity (No. of days)     
   None 883 (58.2) 429 (33.6) 2,281 (53.0) 898 (25.6)
   1-6 507 (33.4) 626 (49.0) 1,604 (37.3) 1,954 (55.8)
   7 129 (8.5) 223 (17.4) 421 (9.8) 651 (18.6)
Total N 1,519 1,278 4,306 3,503
  1. Source: Computed from the GWHS 2003 and GDHS 2008
  2. Respondents who reported smoking
  3. Respondents who reported consuming alcohol