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Table 4 Osteoporosis belief scores examined by gender

From: Osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs in diabetic patients: a cross sectional study from Palestine

Variable (M ± SD or %) N = 300 Males; N = 108 (M ± SD or %) Females; N = 192 (M ± SD or %) P*
Belief Subscale  
Total belief construct 136.1 ± 10.0 133.9 ± 9.9 137.4 ± 9.8 < 0.01
- Susceptibility (M/SD) 16.9 ± 4.0 15.8 ± 3.8 17.4 ± 4.1 < 0.01
- Seriousness 19.4 ± 3.6 18.7 ± 3.6 19.8 ± 3.6 < 0.01
- Benefit of exercise 23.1 ± 2.5 23.0 ± 2.8 23.0 ± 2.3 0.78
- Benefit of calcium 22.8 ± 2.4 22.6 ± 2.5 23.0 ± 2.3 0.27
- Barrier to exercise 16.6 ± 3.5 16.3 ± 5.5 15.1 ± 30 0.18
- Barrier to calcium 15.4 ± 2.7 15.1 ± 2.9 15.5 ± 2.6 0.18
- Health motivation 22.0 ± 2.8 22.4 ± 2.9 21.8 ± 2.8 0.104
  1. M ± SD = mean ± standard deviation
  2. *Significant p values are in bold