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Table 4 Summary of Dietary Behaviours (n = 328)

From: Barriers to healthy eating by National Health Service (NHS) hospital doctors in the hospital setting: results of a cross-sectional survey

Behaviour N %
Eat breakfast   
   Every/most days 232 70.8
   Once/twice a week 38 11.6
   <Once a week/never 46 14.0
What eaten for breakfast   
   Brown toast 211 64.3
   White toast 61 18.6
   Chocolate 4 1.2
Snacking   
   <Once a day 195 59.5
   Once a day 103 31.4
   Regularly, throughout the day 18 5.5
Fruit & vegetables (per day)   
   5 or more 85 25.9
   2 or more, but < 5 180 54.9
   < 2 49 14.9
Glasses of water (per day)   
   6 or more 46 14.0
   3 or more, but < 6 109 33.2
   < 3 159 48.5
What do you drink when you are thirsty?   
   Water or fruit juice 198 60.4
   A fizzy drink 98 29.9
   Sugar free drink 18 5.5
Salt use   
   Eat low salt foods 90 27.4
   Use salt only for cooking 198 60.4
   Add salt to all meals 26 7.9
Take away meals   
   Once a month or less 160 48.8
   Once a week 138 42.1
   > Once a week 18 5.5
  1. Note: where there are missing responses, percentages do not total to 100%.