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Research Article

Knowledge and Perception of Stroke: A Population-Based Survey in Uganda

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants.

CharacteristicsTotal Urban (Nansana)Rural (Busukuma) value
Number (%)Number (%)Number (%)

Gender
 Male510 (31.6)326 (28.1)184 (40.4)0.004
 Female1,106 (68.4)835 (71.9)271 (59.6)<0.001

Age group (years)
 Teenagers <2056 (3.5)48 (4.1)8 (1.8)0.761
 Young adults (20–39)853 (52.8)619 (53.3) 234 (51.4)0.698
 Middle aged adults (40–59)500 (30.9)368 (31.7) 132 (29.0)0.618
 Elderly/aged (60–80)207 (12.8)126 (10.9)81 (17.8)0.224

Mean age

Religion
 Catholic503 (31.1)345 (29.7)157 (34.5)0.274
 Protestant480 (29.7) 313 (27.0)167 (36.7)0.028
 Muslim357 (22.1) 299 (25.7)58 (12.8)0.033
 Pentecostal (born again)207 (12.8)151(13.0)57 (12.5)0.925
 Other69 (4.3)53 (4.6)16 (3.5)0.806

Highest level of education
 Tertiary 133 (8.2)89 (7.7)56 (12.3)0.361
 Secondary 638 (39.5)475 (40.9)224 (49.2)0.038
 Primary699 (43.3)502 (43.2)136 (29.9)0.005
 Never attended school146 (9.0)95 (8.2)39 (8.6)0.794

Marital status
 Married986 (61.0)712 (61.3)274 (60.2)0.773
 Separated (not divorced)199 (12.3)146 (12.6)53 (11.7)0.860
 Divorced52 (3.2)23 (2.0)29 (6.4)0.439
 Single (never married)226 (14.0)169 (14.5)57 (12.5)0.703
 Widowed153 (9.5)111 (9.6)42 (9.2)0.937