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Table 2 Comparison of the distribution of frequency of the behavior in the two groups before and after the intervention

From: Effect of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) education on knowledge, attitude and behavior related to prevention and control of diabetes

  PAL Routine lecture
Before intervention After intervention p value Before intervention After intervention p value
Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage
Having physical activity 14 23.3 44 73.3  < 0.001 13 21.7 45 75  < 0.001
Weight measurement 21 35 56 93.3  < 0.001 22 36.7 55 91.7  < 0.001
Performing a blood lipid test 14 23.3 49 81.7  < 0.001 16 26.7 50 83.3  < 0.001
Blood pressure measurement 21 35 57 95  < 0.001 23 38.3 56 93.3  < 0.001
Consumption of 2 units of fruit per day 11 18.4 40 66.7  < 0.001 13 21.7 42 70  < 0.001
Consumption of 2 units of vegetable per day 15 25 41 68.3  < 0.001 14 23.3 43 71.7  < 0.001
Consumption of 3 servings of legumes per week 24 40 45 75  < 0.001 22 36.6 47 78.3  < 0.001
Consumption of 2 servings of fish per week 13 21.7 25 41.7  < 0.001 10 16.7 26 43.3  < 0.001
Consumption of out-of-home prepared food less than three times a week 32 53.3 37 61.7  < 0.031 34 56.7 38 63.3 0.035
Consumption of whole bread 12 20 29 48.3  < 0.001 14 23.3 30 50  < 0.001
Consumption of liquid frying oil 29 48.3 37 61.7  < 0.008 27 45 36 60  < 0.008
Consumption of fried foods less than two times a week 21 35 33 55  < 0.001 23 38.3 31 51.7 0.021
No cigarettes and any tobacco 58 96.7 58 96.7 1 57 95 57 95 1
Determining the risk of diabetes 13 21.7 51 85  < 0.001 15 25 52 86.7  < 0.001