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Table 2 Differences in knowledge about dementia risk reduction between demographic subgroups*

From: Knowledge, health beliefs and attitudes towards dementia and dementia risk reduction among the Dutch general population: a cross-sectional study

  Dementia is a normal part of the ageing process [FALSE] Maintaining a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of developing the most common forms of dementia [TRUE] Having high blood pressure increases a person’s risk of developing dementia [TRUE]
False True I don’t know P value False True I don’t know P value False True I don’t know P value
Total study population 179 (27.3%) 443 (67.6%) 33 (5.0%)   83 (12.7%) 408 (62.3%) 164 (25.0%)   91 (13.9%) 204 (31.1%) 360 (55.0%)  
Age     0.535     0.029     0.106
 30–45 years 36 (27.9%) 86 (66.7%) 7 (5.4%)   7 (5.4%) 83 (64.3%) 39 (30.2%)   9 (7.0%) 44 (34.1%) 76 (58.9%)  
 45–65 years 71 (25.2%) 200 (70.9%) 11 (3.9%)   35 (12.4%) 178 (63.1%) 69 (24.5%)   40 (14.2%) 85 (30.1%) 157 (55.7%)  
 65–80 years 72 (29.5%) 157 (64.3%) 15 (6.1%)   41 (16.8%) 147 (60.2%) 56 (23.0%)   42 (17.2%) 75 (30.7%) 127 (52.0%)  
Sex     0.000     0.119     0.530
 Male 106 (35.3%) 178 (59.3%) 16 (5.3%)   38 (12.7%) 198 (66.0%) 64 (21.3%)   45 (15.0%) 97 (32.3%) 158 (52.7%)  
 Female 73 (20.6%) 265 (74.6%) 17 (4.8%)   45 (12.7%) 210 (59.2%) 100 (28.2%)   46 (13.0%) 107 (30.1%) 202 (56.9%)  
Education     0.446     0.001     0.000
 Low to middle 78 (30.1%) 167 (64.5%) 14 (5.4%)   44 (17.0%) 141 (54.4%) 74 (28.6%)   48 (18.5%) 56 (21.6%) 155 (59.8%)  
 High 101 (25.9%) 270 (69.2%) 19 (4.9%)   37 (9.5%) 264 (67.7%) 89 (22.8%)   41 (10.5%) 146 (37.4%) 203 (52.1%)  
Employment     0.141     0.361     0.194
 Unemployed 82 (28.9%) 183 (64.4%) 19 (6.7%)   42 (14.8) 173 (60.9%) 69 (24.3%)   43 (15.1%) 78 (27.5%) 163 (57.4%)  
 Employed 97 (26.1%) 260 (70.1%) 14 (3.8%)   41 (11.1%) 235 (63.3%) 95 (25.6%)   48 (12.9%) 126 (34.0%) 197 (53.1%)  
  1. *Values presented in N (%)