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Table 5 The proportion of respondents who reported changes in health behaviours during the last year and odds ratios (OR) for changes by general practitioner advice (advised versus non-advised)

From: Nutrition and physical activity counselling by general practitioners in Lithuania, 2000–2014

Change in health behaviour Males Females
percentage in advised respondents OR* 95% CI percentage in advised respondents OR* 95% CI
Reduced use of fat a 52.3 3.4 2.84–4.01 60.5 2.6 2.26–3.05
Changed type of fat a 10.6 2.5 1.79–3.47 9.7 1.8 1.37–2.36
Increased use of vegetables a 39.0 2.0 1.70–2.45 49.9 1.5 1.30–1.74
Reduced use of sugar a 36.7 2.8 2.32–3.44 40.0 1.8 1.57–2.14
Reduced use of salt a 28.8 2.5 2.02–3.07 32.5 2.2 1.82–2.55
Increased physical activity b 26.3 1.7 1.29–2.20 21.7 1.3** 0.99–1.60
  1. aby advice on nutrition; b by advice on physical activity
  2. *p < 0.001 for all ORs, except **p = 0.051;
  3. Abbreviation: CI confidence interval