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Table 3 Responsibility for disease prevention expressed as a percentage

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

Disease prevention strategies Male Female Total <30 years 31–40 years 41–50 years 51–60 years 61–70 years 71+ years
Already seek advice from GP on disease profile and prevention plan 13 12 12 4 3 8 21*** 25*** 30***
Already have annual health check 11 11 11 1 0 4 23*** 29*** 29***
Already attend education sessions on staying healthy and QOL 4 3 3 3 1 2 5 6 6
Already seek out and read health promotion material to stay healthy 8 11 9 3 3 11 15** 16** 16**
Already attend interactive sessions 4 3 4 2 0 4 8** 4 7*
Prepared to attend education sessions on staying healthy and QOL 41 54*** 48 44 47 52 56* 47 42
Prepared to have annual health check (over 50 yrs) 79 83* 82 87* 94*** 87* 72 66 69
Prepared to seek out and read health promotion material to help stay healthy 57 71*** 65 67 66 66 66 60 60
Feel it is your responsibility to seek advice towards disease prevention 89 94*** 92 88 91 94 97* 95 91
Prefer to attend interactive sessions over electronic/written information 41 50** 47 44 45 46 47 50 49
Prepared to seek advice from GP on disease profile and prevention plan 67 74** 71 75 78** 75 65 63 60
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. ** P < 0.01
  3. ***P < 0.001