International Scholarly Research Notices / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Participants’ concern about having a stroke, if preventable, and recurrence.

Concern about having a strokeTotal 1616Urban Rural value
Number (%)Number (%)Number (%)

Have you thought about stroke over the recent past 2 years?
 No431 (26.7)354 (30.5)78 (17.1)0.017
 Yes 1,185 (73.3)807 (69.5) 377 (82.9)<0.001

If yes
 Possibility of you having a stroke in next 12 months?
  No chance463 (39.1)299 (37.1)164 (43.5)0.178
  Low chance350 (29.5)240 (29.7)110 (29.2)0.924
  Moderate chance238 (20.1)173 (21.4)65 (17.2)0.473
  High chance134 (11.3)95 (11.8)39 (10.3)0.804

Have you thought about stroke before?
  No348 (21.5)270 (23.3)77 (16.9)0.231
  Yes 1,268 (78.5)891 (76.7)378 (83.1)0.011

If yes
 Possibility of you having a stroke in your lifetime?
  No chance432 (34.1)269 (30.2)163 (43.1)0.006
  Low chance381 (30.0)279 (31.3)102 (27.0)0.418
  Moderate chance273 (21.5)210 (23.6)63 (16.7)0.246
  High chance182 (14.4)133 (14.9)49 (13.0)0.746

Is stroke preventable
  No500 (30.9)310 (26.7)190 (41.8)<0.001
  Yes638 (39.5)470 (40.5)168 (36.9)0.413
  Do not know478 (29.6)381 (32.8)97 (21.3)0.028

Can a person have stroke more than once?
  No467 (28.9)306 (26.4)161 (35.4)0.043
  Yes715 (44.3)511 (44.0)204 (44.8)0.846
  Do not know434 (26.9)344 (29.6)90 (19.8)0.064