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Table 6 Stage distribution pre-health information

From: Strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia(bitter melon): A vegetable commonly used for diabetes management

Stages n ntotal %total n npre-action %pre-action naction %action
Pre-action 36 49 74%     
   precontemplation 19 49 39% 36 53%   
   contemplation 15 49 31% 36 42%   
   preparation 2 49 4% 36 6%   
Action 13 49 27%     
   action 3 49 6%    13 23%
   maintenance 10 49 20%    13 77%
  1. N = number of participants in each stage of distribution, ntotal = number of total participants in the study, %total n = percent of total number of participants in each state distribution, npre-action = number of participants in pre-action stage, %pre-action = percentage of pre-action participants, naction = number of action participants and %action = percentage of participants in each action or maintenance.
  2. precontemplation, participants with no intentions of eating bitter melon, contemplation, participants with limited information about bitter melon and contemplates making changes, preparation, participants planning to change and consume bitter melon, action, participants who consume bitter melon, maintenance, participants who consumed bitter melon for at least 6 months