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Table 2 Relationship between respondent characteristics & views with whether they would like to be informed by relatives as to reduction of their health risk

From: Reducing health risk in family members of patients with type 2 diabetes: views of first degree relatives

  "If my relative with Type 2 Diabetes received information about how I could possibly reduce my risk of getting diabetes, I would like him or her to talk to me about how I could do this."
Variable   Disagree n (%) Agree n (%) Statistic
Total (n = 321)   19 (6) 302 (94)  
Gender (n = 321) Male 5 (5) 101 (95) X2 = 0.41, 1 df, p = 0.52
  Female 14 (6.5) 201 (93.5)  
Age (n = 318) < 40 years 10 (7) 139 (93) X2 = 0.61, 2 df, p = 0.74
  40-49 years 6 (6) 90 (94)  
  > 49 years 3 (4) 70 (96)  
Marital status (n = 319) Single/widowed 4 (4) 98 (96) X2 = 0.83, 1 df, p = 0.36
  Married/cohabiting 14 (6) 203 (94)  
Age finished full-time education (n = 306) < 17 years 5 (6) 80 (94) X2 = 0.06, 2 df, p = 0.97
  17-18 years 8 (6) 121 (94)  
  > 18 years 5 (5) 87 (95)  
View on likelihood of developing diabetes in life (n = 315) Not at all/Not very likely 11 (8) 125 (92) X2 = 1.79, 1 df, p = 0.18
  Quite/Very likely 8 (4) 171 (96)  
View on likelihood of developing diabetes if no family history (n = 316) Not at all/Not very 13 (7) 182 (93) X2 = 0.38, 1 df, p = 0.53
  Quite/Very likely 6 (5) 115 (95)  
Worries that may get diabetes (n = 316) No/Rarely 10 (6) 155 (94) X2 = 0.001, 1 df, p = 0.97
  Sometimes/Often 9 (6) 142 (94)  
View on seriousness of diabetes to cancer (n = 310) Diabetes as serious 0 109 (100) X2 = 10.36, 1 df, p = 0.001
  Diabetes less serious 18 (9) 183 (91)  
View on seriousness of diabetes to arthritis (n = 309) Diabetes more serious 10 (7) 126 (93) X2 = 3.22, 2 df, p = 0.2
  Diabetes as serious 5 (8) 56 (92)  
  Diabetes less serious 3 (3) 109 (97)  
Has been spoken to by family member about possibility of getting diabetes (n = 309) Yes 5 (3) 139 (97) X2 = 3.35, 1 df, p = 0.07
  No 14 (8) 151 (92)