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Table 3 The risk of CVD related to changes in adherence to health behavior by sex

From: How does gender influence the recognition of cardiovascular risk and adherence to self-care recommendations?: a study in polish primary care

Health behaviors Gender Information about CVD risk Sources of variance[F]
[Mean (SD)]
   Before information After information Gender Info Gender*Info
All behaviors M 74.21 (15.30) 77.73 (14.02) 11.99*** 8.32** 12.24***
F 76.37 (14.46) 89.36 (12.12)
Dietary self-management M 16.87 (4.67) 18.09 (4.33) 10.23** 7.13* 10.76***
F 16.96 (3.05) 21.28 (3.93)
Preventive measures M 17.84 (3.85) 19.52 (4.01) 10.05** 6.08* 7.82**
F 18.98 (3.76) 23.83 (4.98)
Healthy practices M 16.92 (4.12) 18.98 (4.65) 4.14* 5.47* 2.26
F 18.93 (4.39) 20.82 (4.50)
Positive mental attitude M 20.57 (4.64) 20.82 (4.09) 5.21* 1.98 3.36*
  F 21.49 (3.53) 23.09 (3.87)    
  1. Note: M – men (n = 61); F – females (n = 73); Info – information about CVD risk; *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001; multivariate repeated-measures ANOVA.