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Table 2 Characteristics of Vignette

From: Changing attitudes towards obesity – results from a survey experiment

  Social environmental Individual
behavior
Genetics Neutral Vignette p value*
Vignette remembered correctly 0.001
 Yes (%) 78.4 88.2 92.2 n/a  
Vignette biased and inaccurate 0.050
 Strongly agree, (%) 10.3 3.7 6.9 7.1  
 Agree (%) 25.7 23.0 37.7 27.0  
 Disagree (%) 30.9 35.6 33.9 36.2  
 Strongly disagree (%) 33.1 37.8 21.5 29.8  
 Mean, SD 2.13, 0.99 1.93, 0.87 2.30, 0.89 2.11, 0.92 0.012a
Vignette content 0.001
 Strongly overemphasized (%) 12.6 5.2 15.4 n/a  
 Somewhat overemphasized (%) 23.7 11.2 35.9 n/a  
 Right amount of emphasis (%) 56.3 69.4 45.4 n/a  
 Somewhat underemphasized (%) 6.7 11.2 2.3 n/a  
 Strongly underemphasized (%) 0.7 3.0 1.5 n/a  
 Mean, SD 3.41, 0.82 3.04, 0.74 3.61, 0.83 n/a <0.001b
Personal beliefs across vignettes 0.050
 Social environmental (%) 16.9 10.4 12.3 13.4  
 Individual Behavior (%) 70.6 80.7 66.2 70.4  
 Genetics (%) 12.5 8.9 21.5 16.2  
  1. *p-values according to Chi Square tests
  2. aANOVA, significant difference between individual cause and genetics vignette
  3. bANOVA, significant differences between social environmental and individual cause vignette as well as genetics and individual cause vignette