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Table 3 Proportion of patients with risk factors in action or maintenance stage of changea

From: An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention N (%; 95% CI) Control N (%; 95% CI)
  Baseline Follow up Baseline Follow up
Eat more fruits or vegetables 243 (76.7%; 72.0–81.3) 207 (82.8%; 78.1–87.5) 297 (83.0%; 79.1–86.9) 226 (82.5%; 78.0–87.0)
Eat less dietary fat 226 (71.3%; 66.3–76.3) 201 (80.4%; 75.5–85.3) 279 (77.9%; 73.6–82.2) 207 (75.5%; 70.5–80.6)
Do more physical activity 194 (69.8%; 64.4–75.2) 154 (75.5%; 69.6 81.4) 230 (69.9%; 65.0–74.9) 170 (74.2%; 68.6–79.9)
Lose weight 138 (69.7%; 63.3–76.1) 124 (79.5%; 73.2–85.8) 165 (74.3%; 68.6–80.1) 125 (74.4%; 67.8–81.0)
Less alcohol 9 (9.6%; 3.6–15.5) 36 (52.9%; 41.1–64.8) 9 (9.4%; 3.5–15.2) 34 (50.7%; 38.8–62.7)
Stop smoking 7 (21.9%; 7.6–36.2) 7 (35.0%; 14.1–55.9) 10 (32.3%; 15.8–48.7) 6 (31.6%; 10.7–52.5)
  1. aPatients in action stage (taking steps to change behaviour) or maintenance stage (have overcome some barriers to sustained change)