Table 2

SMFQ, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, diet and BMI frequencies

VariableTotal n (%)Male n (%)Female n (%)p Value*
SMFQ n=767
 Non-depressed579 (75.5)284 (83.3)295 (69.3)
 Depressed188 (24.5)131 (16.7)131 (30.7)<0.001
Sedentary behaviour† n=670NS
 >2 h per day436 (65.1)209 (70.8)227 (60.5)
Physical activity n=767<0.001
 None134 (17.5)42 (12.3)92 (21.7)
 Low388 (50.6)115 (33.6)273 (64.2)
 Medium86 (11.2)51 (14.9)35 (8.2)
 High159 (20.7)134 (39.2)25 (5.9)
Weight status‡ n=763NS
 Thinness/normal weight560 (73.4)246 (73.00)314 (73.7)
 Overweight/obese203 (26.6)91 (27.00)112 (26.3)
Diet
 Fruit and vegetable intake§ n=753NS
 Did not meet recommendation399 (53.0)164 (49.3)235 (55.9)
Takeaway consumptionNS
 Once a month or less335 (43.7)138 (40.5)197 (46.4)
 2–3 times a month250 (32.6)113 (33.1)137 (32.2)
 Once a week139 (18.1)68 (19.9)71 (16.7)
 More than once a week42 (5.5)22 (6.4)20 (4.7)
Sweet drink consumption¶
M (SD)
1.8 (1.8)2.0 (2.0)1.7 (1.7)NS
  • *P difference between values for boys and girls tested using t test or equality of distributions for boys and girls tested using Pearson's χ2 test, as appropriate.

  • †Met guidelines for screen-based media use as recommended by the Australian government.

  • ‡As defined by WHO.

  • §Met WHO guidelines of five servings per day.

  • ¶Daily mean and SD of glasses sweet drinks consumed (including soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and cordial).

  • BMI, Body Mass Index; NS, non-significant.