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Table 2 Patient characteristics associated with adherence to strength-training exercises

From: The association of osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs with preventive behaviors in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

Characteristics Adherent Non-adherent p-value
Mean age (years), ± SD 66.4 ± 8.45 65.9 ± 7.67 0.9
Race/Ethnicity, N (%)    0.09
 White 5 (83) 1 (17)  
 Black 5 (42) 7 (58)  
 Latino/Hispanic 4 (50) 4 (50)  
 Other 0 (0) 4 (100)  
Married, N (%) 6 (86) 1 (14) 0.03
Monthly income > $1500, N (%) 9 (56) 7 (44) 0.3
High school education or more, N (%) 10 (53) 9 (47) 0.5
Mean Body Mass Index (kg/cm2), ± SD 30.7 ± 3.56 31.7 ± 7.32 0.7
Receipt of bone density screening (DEXA), N (%) 12 (48) 13 (52) 1.0
T-score    
 Mean lumbar spine (± SD) 0.33 ± 1.03 0.23 ± 1.28 0.8
 Median femoral neck (IQR)  − 1.0 (− 1.55–0.55)  − 0.60 (− 1.8–0.0) 0.6
 Mean total hip (± SD) 0.04 ± 1.15  − 0.11 ± 1.20 0.8
 Mean osteoporosis knowledge score, ± SD 12.3 ± 2.84 8.94 ± 3.04 0.004
Osteoporosis health beliefs    
 Mean susceptibility score (± SD) 13.9 ± 4.6 14.13 ± 2.25 0.8
 Mean seriousness score (± SD) 14.2 ± 4.28 15.5 ± 3.41 0.4
 Median health motivation score (IQR) 20 (20–21) 18 (17–19) 0.0002
Calcium/Vitamin D supplement adherence, N (%) 6 (40) 9 (60) 1.0
  1. The bold values represent a signification association between the characteristics and strength training exercises