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Table 3 Means, Standard Deviations (SD), and Bivariate Correlations Among the Health-Related Beliefs and Behavior Variables for Each of the Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Groups

From: Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among people with coronary heart disease or at risk for this in the sixth Tromsø study: a comparative analysis using protection motivation theory

Variable 1 2 3 4 Mean SD
A. CHD (N = 244)       
 1. Self-rated health ---     69.45 16.72
 2. Health behavior index .092 ---    14.14 3.28
 3. Preventive health beliefs .253** .047 ---   5.89 1.34
 4. Future health beliefs .595** .059 .339** --- 4.56 1.43
B. No CHD but family risk (N = 1875)       
 1. Self-rated health ---     77.94 15.76
 2. Health behavior index .012 ---    14.26 3.23
 3. Preventive health beliefs .186** .093** ---   6.02 1.14
 4. Future health beliefs .606** .051 .420** --- 5.07 1.37
C. No CHD nor family risk (N = 2267)       
 1. Self-rated health ---     78.87 15.50
 2. Health behavior index .016 ---    13.83 3.32
 3. Preventive health beliefs .210** .053* ---   6.07 1.14
 4. Future health beliefs .574** .054* .415** --- 5.22 1.36
  1. Note: *p < .01, **p < .001. N’s adjusted by list wise deletion