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Table 4 Descriptive statistics for variables in the model that could predict improvement in oral health behaviors by sex

From: Modeling the theory of planned behavior to predict adults’ intentions to improve oral health behaviors

  Male Female Total P-value
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD P < 0.001
Intention 18.1 4.3 19.4 4.2 19.0 4.3 P < 0.001
Attitude 19.4 4.6 20.6 4.1 20.2 4.3 P < 0.001
Subjective norms 32.9 9.8 34.9 10.1 34.3 10.0 P < 0.001
Perceived behavioral control 57.8 57.8 61.1 11.2 60.1 11.7 P < 0.001
Oral health knowledge 8.0 1.8 8.1 1.6 8.1 1.7 P = 0.67