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Table 4 Support providers for women with and without PCOS: whole sample

From: Physical activity and mental health in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  Whole sample 18- 30 years old sample
Support PCOS (%) Control (%) Χ 2 (p) PCOS (%) Control (%) Χ 2 (pcp
Husband/partnera 116 (76) 37 (58) 2.42 (0.120) 52 (74) 14 (42) 8.83 (0.003)
Friends 93 (61) 30 (47) 1.82 (0.178) 46 (66) 22 (67) 0.01 (0.931)
Parents 86 (56) 24 (38) 3.45 (0.063) 49 (70) 21 (64) 0.27 (0.604)
Other family* 77 (50) 19 (30) 5.00 (0.025) 42 (60) 14 (42) 3.18 (0.075)
Children*a 65 (42) 16 (25) 4.31 (0.038) 15 (21) 2 (6) 8.33 (0.004)
Health care profs 42 (27) 14 (22) 0.51 (0.475) 22 (31) 8 (24) 0.89 (0.345)
Co-workers 40 (26) 13 (20) 0.78 (0.376) 24 (34) 9 (27) 0.80 (0.370)
Physical activity instructors 40 (26) 14 (22) 0.33 (0.564) 25 (36) 10 (30) 0.55 (0.460)
Myself 9 (6) 4 (6) 0.00 (1.00) 5 (7) 4 (12) 1.32 (0.251)
Other 4 (3) 0 (0) - 2 (3) 0 (0) -
Exercise friends/team 2 (1) 2 (3) - 2 (3) 0 (0) -
No one 1 (1) 1 (2) - 0 (0) 1 (3) -
Pets 1 (1) 1 (2) - 1 (1) 0 (0) -
  1. Note: *indicates significant difference between groups in whole sample based on Chi-Square goodness of fit analyses (p<0.05).
  2. aindicates significant difference between groups in 18-30 year old sample based on Chi-Square goodness of fit analyses (p<0.05).