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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants at the baseline according to tertiles of Factor 1: underrating/resistant

From: Beliefs and attitudes towards lifestyle change and risks in primary care – a community-based study

  Factor 1: underrating/ resistant Tertiles P-value*
I (< 70) N = 119 II (70–84) N = 111 III (> = 85) N = 131  
Demographic
 Females, n (%) 44 (37) 47 (42) 89 (68) < 0.001
 Age, years, mean (SD) 52 (10) 49 (10) 51 (10) 0.54
 Education: years, mean (SD) 10.1 (2.8) 10.8 (2.9) 11.4 (2.9) < 0.001
 Education: university or university of applied sciences, n (%) 28 (24) 32 (29) 49 (37) 0.017
 Living alone, n (%) 14 (12) 10 (9) 15 (12) 0.97
 Employed, n (%) 69 (58) 76 (68) 82 (63) 0.48
Clinical
 Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SD) 28.2 (5.4) 29.0 (5.7) 26.7 (4.6) 0.022
 Fasting plasma glucose, mmol/l, mean (SD) 5.78 (1.47) 5.58 (0.85) 5.34 (0.75) 0.0041
 Serum total cholesterol, mmol/l, mean (SD) 5.23 (1.25) 5.26 (1.08) 5.19 (1.21) 0.78
 Serum HDL-cholesterol, mmol/l, mean (SD)
 Male 1.10 (0.38) 1.03 (0.31) 1.13 (0.35) 0.61
 Female 1.33 (0.50) 1.40 (0.37) 1.38 (0.39) 0.79
Triglycerides, mmol/l mean (SD)
 Male 1.49 (0.94) 1.57 (0.94) 1.48 (0.89) 0.94
 Female 1.35 (0.61) 1.36 (0.97) 1.10 (0.60) 0.012
Blood pressure mm/Hg, mean (SD)
 Systolic 143 (19) 141 (20) 136 (17) 0.002
 Diastolic 83 (12) 84 (11) 82 (10) 0.39
 Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), mean (SD) 6.9 (6.8) 6.5 (6.7) 4.3 (5.7) 0.0017
 BDI ≥10, n (%) 30 (25) 27 (24) 13 (10) 0.002
Current medication
 Hypertension, n (%) 35 (29) 19 (17) 26 (19) 0.076
 Cholesterol-lowering, n (%) 22 (18) 14 (13) 12 (9) 0.031
 Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 6 (5) 6 (5) 4 (3) 0.44
Current smoking, n (%) 47 (40) 28 (26) 14 (11) < 0.001
Leisure-time physical activity, n (%)     < 0.001
 Low 33 (28) 23 (21) 8 (6)  
 Medium 37 (32) 29 (26) 37 (24)  
 High 47 (40) 58 (53) 86 (66)  
  1. *P for linearity