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Table 4 Characteristics of the four sub-populations with poor lifestyle habits stratified for the intention to change health behaviours*

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

  Physical inactivity (N = 391) Poor-to-moderate adherence to MIND diet (N = 655) Excessive alcohol consumption (N = 222) Smoking (N = 82)
No intention to change Intention to change No intention to change Intention to change No intention to change Intention to change No intention to change Intention to change
N 264 (68%) 127 (32%) 535 (82%) 120 (18%) 157 (71%) 65 (29%) 34 (41%) 48 (59%)
Age in years, mean (SD) 59.8 (12.3) 54.8 (13.3) 58.6 (13.1) 52.8 (13.7) 60.9 (11.7) 54.7 (13.5) 59.7 (11.5) 52.4 (12.1)
Age
 30–45 years 40 (53%) 36 (47%) 99 (72%) 38 (28%) 18 (49%) 19 (51%) 4 (21%) 15 (79%)
 45–65 years 126 (66%) 64 (34%) 244 (81%) 59 (19%) 75 (72%) 29 (28%) 18 (40%) 27 (60%)
 65–80 years 98 (78%) 27 (22%) 192 (89%) 23 (11%) 64 (79%) 17 (21%) 12 (67%) 6 (33%)
Sex, female 135 (64%) 75 (36%) 283 (80%) 72 (20%) 56 (65%) 30 (35%) 14 (31%) 31 (69%)
Education
 Low to middle 120 (69%) 53 (31%) 206 (79%) 56 (21%) 60 (82%) 13 (18%) 18 (44%) 23 (56%)
 High 144 (66%) 74 (34%) 329 (61%) 64 (39%) 97 (65%) 52 (35%) 16 (39%) 25 (61%)
Employment, yes 143 (62%) 87 (38%) 287 (77%) 84 (23%) 79 (65%) 43 (35%) 21 (39%) 33 (61%)
Physically inactive 311 (80%) 80 (20%) 87 (71%) 36 (29%) 24 (44%) 31 (56%)
Excessive alcohol consumption 86 (70%) 37 (30%) 181 (82%) 41 (18%) 19 (46%) 22 (54%)
Smoking 42 (76%) 13 (24%) 66 (80%) 16 (20%) 28 (68%) 13 (32%)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, N number; *Values presented in N (%), unless indicated otherwise