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Table 2 Perceived factors that influence health priorities expressed as a percentage

From: The effects of gender and age on health related behaviors

Factors contributing to how long people live (expressed as %) Male Female Total <30 years 31–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 61–70 years 71+ years
Lifestyle (exercise & diet) 90 94** 92 87 97** 94 95 94 86
Genetics (history of longevity in the family) 85 90** 88 80 90 87 94** 88 89
Stable home life/relationships 80 84* 82 75 83 82 85 89* 83
Environmental factors 74 80* 77 75 81* 82* 81 70 64
Having disease prevention strategy including regular screening 64 73*** 69 66 72 65 75* 69 68
Work environment/type of job 65 65 65 69 77*** 67 68 55 39
Having satisfying hobbies 62 67 65 61 68 62 71* 70 58
None of these/don't know 4 2 3 7*** 1 3 1 1 2
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. ** P < 0.01
  3. ***P < 0.001