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Table 1 differences between Jews and Arabs in health belief model components and in cure/control components

From: Illness cognition as a predictor of exercise habits and participation in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programs after acute coronary syndrome

Cognitive component Jews Arabs Total
  (n) M ± SD (n) M ± SD (n) M ± SD
Perceived susceptibility to CHD 303 3.06 ± 0.90 113 3.29 ± 1.02* 416 3.12 ± 0.93
Perceived severity of CHD 303 3.35 ± 1.02 113 3.50 ± 0.95 416 3.39 ± 0.98
Perceived benefits of exercise 304 3.87 + 0.78 112 3.64 ± 0.75** 416 3.81 ± 0.78
Perceived cost of exercise 304 2.60 ± 0.66 111 2.87 + 0.73*** 415 2.67 ± 0.69
Personal control 302 23.44 ± 4.25 111 22.11 ± 3.5** 413 23.09 ± 4.11
Treatment control 302 21.08 ± 2.95 111 19.92 + 2.57*** 413 20.77 ± 2.89
  1. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.001.