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Table 5 Results of personal competence scale among adolescents and global knowledge about HT

From: Factors associated with knowledge of hypertension among adolescents: implications for preventive education programs in primary care

Personal competence scale Global knowledge about HT
Weak Medium Good
Feeling of self-effectiveness (PWS) (n = 237) 1-4 n 26 16 3
Contingency coefficient C = 0.18 low % 57.78 35.56 6.67
Cramer coefficient V = 0.13 5-6 n 49 29 12
Chi square = 8.19 medium % 54.44 32.22 13.33
df = 4 7-10 n 39 46 17
p = 0.08 high % 38.24 45.10 16.67
Feeling of strength (S) (n = 238) 1-18 n 61 39 7
Contingency coefficient C = 0.2 lower % 57.01 36.45 6.54
Cramer coefficient V = 0.2      
Chi square = 10.09 19-24 n 54 52 25
df = 2 higher % 41.22 39.69 19.08
p = 0.006      
Feeling of persistence (W) (n = 241) 1-16 n 59 39 20
Contingency coefficient C = 0.12 lower % 50.0 33.1 16.9
Cramer coefficient V = 0.12      
Chi square = 3.55 17-24 n 57 53 13
df = 2 higher % 46.3 43.1 10.6
p = 0.17      
  1. HT – hypertension.
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