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Table 5 Demographic predictors of susceptibility to disease.

From: Factors influencing consumer dietary health preventative behaviours

  Incidence % of sample1 Chi-square statistics2
   Gender Education Age
Blood pressure 23 0.17 1.48 5.90*
Liver diseases 22 2.70++ 5.80* 8.7*
Diabetes 11 0.53 6.55++ 0.67
Ulcer 18 3.24 2.10 4.20
Ischaemic heart disease 21 0.92 2.97 5.27++
  1. Note: 1 Proportion of respondents who answered 4 and 5 on a five-point scale regarding susceptibility to disease. 2 Observed values of crosstabs of respondents grouped by susceptibility to disease (below/above median score) and demographics.
  2. Source: derived from authors survey data