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Table 1 Distribution of participants by response to each psychosocial factor (n = 658)1

From: Psychosocial correlates of dietary fat intake in African-American adults: a cross-sectional study

  Healthiest
Response
N
(%)
Moderate
Response
N
(%)
Least Healthy Response N
(%)
Predisposing Factors       
   Do you think what you eat and drink are related to your own chance of getting cancer? (Yes/No); Do you think this relationship between diet and cancer is: Yes, Strong 324 (49%) Yes, Moderate 198 (30%) Yes, Weak
Or No
136 (21%)
   How important is it to you personally to eat a diet low in fat? Very Important 222 (34%) Somewhat Important 309 (48%) Not Important 118 (18%)
   If you wanted to eat less fat, how confident are you that you could do it? Very Confident 285 (44%) Somewhat Confident 280 (43%) Not Confident 81 (13%)
   Have you ever heard of the Food Guide Pyramid? Yes 533 (82%) Not Sure/Don't Know 94 (14%) No 25 (4%)
Reinforcing Factors       
   If you tried to eat healthier foods, how much could you count on the people close to you to:       
Encourage you. A lot 310 (48%) Some 261 (40%) Not at all 76 (12%)
Tell you about healthier foods and how to prepare them. A lot 164 (26%) Some 336 (52%) Not at all 142 (22%)
Prepare healthier foods with or for you. A lot 161 (25%) Some 300 (46%) Not at all 185 (29%)
Eat healthier foods with you. A lot 198 (31%) Some 361 (56%) Not at all 89 (14%)
Enabling Factors       
   Do you feel that you can afford to purchase healthy foods? Yes 463 (72%) Sometimes 127 (20%) No 55 (9%)
   Do you feel that it takes a lot of time and trouble to prepare healthy foods and meals? No 338 (52%) Sometimes 146 (23%) Yes 162 (25%)
   Do you feel that it is easy for you to order healthy foods when you go out to eat at restaurants? Yes 246 (38%) Sometimes 205 (32%) No 196 (30%)
   Do you more need information on how to prepare healthy foods and meals? No 196 (30%) Sometimes 75 (11%) Yes 379 (58%)
  1. 1Numbers may not add up to 658 and percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and missing data