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Table 4 Gender differences in attitudes to statements regarding food and health in a Swedish population

From: Gender differences in perceived food healthiness and food avoidance in a Swedish population-based survey: a cross sectional study

  Completely agree
N (%)
Agree to an extent
N (%)
Disagree to an extent
N (%)
Totally disagree
N (%)
No opinion
N (%)
P*
I am interested in diet       0.088
 Female 102 (33) 174 (57) 9 (3) 17 (6) 3 (1)  
 Male 59 (24) 157 (63) 13 (5) 14 (6) 5 (2)  
I often read new findings on diet in the media       0.029
 Female 48 (16) 160 (53) 39 (13) 44 (15) 13 (4)  
 Male 23 (9) 119 (48) 48 (19) 48 (19) 10 (4)  
A healthy lifestyle is important to me       0.015
 Female 107 (35) 162 (54) 19 (6) 8 (3) 6 (2)  
 Male 63 (25) 160 (65) 17 (7) 8 (3) 0 (0)  
I worry that my diet is unhealthy       0.778
 Female 10 (3) 103 (34) 53 (17) 130 (43) 8 (3)  
 Male 9 (4) 81 (33) 53 (22) 96 (39) 7 (3)  
I often have anxiety over my diet being unhealthy       0.015
 Female 10 (3) 46 (15) 48 (16) 197 (65) 3 (1)  
 Male 0 (0) 28 (11) 34 (14) 181 (73) 5 (2)  
  1. *Derived by chi square test