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Table 4 Physical activity knowledge scores of all participants for each question

From: The influence of clinic care on perceptions and knowledge of non-communicable diseases and physical activity from a low-resourced community: a mixed-method study

  Questions Baseline(%) n = 76 12 weeks(%)n = 40 24 weeks(%)n = 76
1 Physical activity is only good for some individuals: eg. elite sportspeople/ young people/ Caucasians 55 (72) 31 (78) 22 (67)
2 Exercise reduces high blood glucose (sugar) levels /diabetic complications 67 (88) 38 (95) 30 (91)
3 Physical activity of moderate intensity at least five times a week has positive effects on health 68 (90) 37 (93) 32 (97)
4 Exercise decreases physical dependence 54 (71) 38 (95) 25 (76)
5 Thirty minutes of physical activity everyday supports weight loss 72 (95) 35 (88) 28 (85)
6 Physical activity is good for your blood pressure no matter your age, weight, race, or gender 70 (92) 39 (91) 30 (91)
7 Physical activity causes/worsens pain 61 (80) 38 (95) 27 (82)
8 Exercise contributes to cholesterol control 72 (95) 40 (100) 30 (91)
9 Physical activity contributes to a better state of mind 74 (97) 39 (98) 32 (97)
10 Physical activity improves health and general wellbeing 75 (99) 39 (98) 32 (97)
Total score 86 94 89