Table 2

Causal attributions for T1D and T2D

Causal Attributions for T1DCausal Attributions for T2DPaired t-tests
Within respondent group
UnaffectedT1DT2DP value*UnaffectedT1DT2DP value*UT1DT2D
Diet2.410 (1.830)2.096 (1.558)2.614 (1.916)0.0056.075 (1.039)5.792 (1.291)5.683 (1.573)0.016<0.001<0.001<0.001
Physical activity2.531 (1.725)1.949 (1.398)2.517 (1.749)0.0015.696 (1.129)5.681 (1.352)5.757 (1.308)0.877<0.001<0.001<0.001
Overweight2.622 (1.708)1.950 (1.502)2.363 (1.837)<0.0016.0321 (0.924)5.991 (1.164)5.803 (1.452)0.224<0.001<0.001<0.001
Environment2.622 (1.670)2.900 (1.891)3.100 (1.876)0.0564.696 (1.619)5.129 (1.536)5.165 (1.601)0.097<0.001<0.001<0.001
Family environment2.794 (1.853)2.397 (1.830)2.979 (1.936)0.0205.405 (1.282)5.696 (1.209)5.576 (1.356)0.078<0.001<0.001<0.001
Genetics6.196 (1.155)5.667 (1.555)6.227 (1.392)0.0054.837 (1.576)5.647 (1.482)5.866 (1.365)<0.001<0.0010.4950.047
Germ/virus2.335 (1.632)5.355 (1.889)3.141 (2.168)0.0011.904 (1.308)2.604 (1.613)2.672 (1.839)<0.001<0.001<0.0010.001
Chance3.882 (1.924)4.223 (2.048)3.846 (2.106)0.1532.743 (1.610)2.957 (1.714)3.017 (1.834)0.295<0.001<0.001<0.001
  • Note: M (SD) reported.

  • Comparisons within and between groups.

  • * P value reflects group differences among respondent group status and within attributions for T1D or T2D.

  • T1D, type 1 diabetes; T2D, type 2 diabetes.