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Table 3 Means and standard deviations of the responses of different religious groups concerning their beliefs regarding dementia

From: Ageing, dementia and society – an epistemological perspective

  Having a religionhelps to alleviatethe effects of dementia Having a religionreduces theprobability ofdevelopingdementia in thefuture Dementia canbe curedthrough divinehealing, suchas prayer
Christianity 3.04 (1.040) 2.73 (1.142) 2.89 (1.180)
Islam 3.01 (1.214) 2.59 (1.180) 2.54 (1.131)
Hinduism 2.64 (1.251) 2.33 (1.201) 2.21 (1.168)
Buddhism 2.60 (1.107) 2.37 (1.118) 1.87 (1.049)
Taoism 2.38 (1.107) 2.09 (1.104) 1.73 (1.053)
Freethought 2.19 (0.913) 1.80 (0.814) 1.65 (0.859)
  1. Standard deviations (s.d.) are presented in parentheses following the mean values.