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Table 2 Health related behaviours of nurses with good health vs nurses with poor health

From: Self-rated health, work characteristics and health related behaviours among nurses in Greece: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency n (%) Frequency n (%) P value*
  Good health Poor health  
Smoking    
   Current smokers 61 (42) 103 (51) NS
   Former smokers 21 (14) 22 (11)  
   Have never smoked 65 (44) 79 (39)  
Alcohol consumption    
   Does not drink 44 (30) 57 (28) NS
   Occasionally 57 (39) 95 (46)  
   Once a week 26 (18) 29 (14)  
   More than once a week 20 (14) 25 (12)  
Body Mass Index (BMI)    
   <20 12 (8) 16 (8) NS
   20–24.9 89 (61) 104(52)  
   25–29.9 36 (25) 67 (33)  
   >30 9 (6) 14 (7)  
Leisure time exercise    
   Yes 91 (62) 83 (41) <0.001
   No 56 (38) 122 (60)  
  1. *P values calculated with Χ 2 tests.