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Table 3 Bivariate analysis showing means and SD’s for sun behaviour, characteristics and HBM constructs and correlation between the variables (Pearson’s correlation)

From: Beliefs, attitudes and perceptions to sun-tanning behaviour in the Norwegian population: a cross-sectional study using the health belief model

  Range Mean SD 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Sun behaviour 0–7 2.7 0.9 −0.29** 0.01 −0.12** 0.42** −0.07* −0.05 0.30**
2. Perceived severity 0–50 35.8 7.3   −0.04 0.27** −0.36** 0.04 0.15** 0.11**
3. Perceived susceptibility 0–30 11.2 5.2    −0.05 0.10* −0.24** − 0.17** 0.00
4. Benefits of protection behaviour 0–24 18.2 3.3     −0.19** 0.24** 0.22** 0.17**
5. Barriers to protection behaviour 0–56 19.8 9.0      −0.10** −0.28** 0.13**
6. Self-efficacy 0–40 20.9 7.8       0.31** 0.00
7. Empowerment 0–50 38.4 7.4        0.03
8. Benefits of tanning 0–24 16.6 2.9        
  1. *Denotes a statistically significant two-tailed p-value < 0.05. **Denotes a statistically significant two-tailed p-value < 0.01