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Research Article

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

Table 3

Stroke warning symptoms identified by participants (multiple responses).

Total 1616Urban Rural Difference between regions ( )
Number (%) Number (%)Number (%) value

Do you know any stroke warning signs
 No1,214 (75.1)878 (75.6)336 (73.9)
 Yes402 (24.9)283 (24.4)119 (26.2)0.457

If yes402 (24.9)
 Dizziness95 (23.6)67 (23.7)28 (23.5)0.975
 Headache65 (16.2)51 (18.0)14 (11.8)0.120
 Tiredness66 (16.4)50 (17.7)16 (13.7)0.297
 Shortness of breath39 (9.7)22 (7.8)17 (14.3)0.044
 Nausea/vomiting4 (1.0)3 (1.1)1 (0.84)0.839
 Weakness of one side of the body105 (26.1)78 (27.6)27 (22.7)0.310
 Paralysis on one side of the body115 (28.6)97 (34.3)18 (15.1)<0.001
 Numbness tingling sensation or dead sensation of any part of body36 (9.0)28 (9.9)8 (6.7)0.309
 Numbness tingling sensation or dead sensation on one side of the body17 (4.2)16 (5.7)1 (0.8)0.029
 Blurred/double /loss of vision11 (2.7)8 (2.8)3 (2.5)0.864
 Sudden difficulty in speaking/understanding/reading9 (2.2)9 (3.2)0 (0.00)0.063
 Fever/sweating39 (9.7)24 (8.5)15 (12.6)0.202
 Chest pain/tightness15 (3.7)13 (4.6)2 (1.7)0.248
 Weakness of any part of the body30 (7.5)15 (5.3)15 (12.6)0.011
 Paralysis of any part of body70 (17.4)35 (12.4)35 (29.4)<0.001
 Fainting/black out/collapse26 (6.5)23 (8.1)3 (2.5)0.037
 Others (specify)31 (7.7)21 (7.4)10 (8.4)0.736

Warning symptoms required yes/no response.