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Table 2 Knowledge and attitudes toward blood pressure

From: Hypertension and hypertension-related disease in Mongolia; findings of a national knowledge, attitudes and practices study

   Reported as ‘never heard ‘blood pressure’ before’ Perceived high blood pressure as a risk to health Aware of three main organs at risk from BP Blood pressure screening perceived as important Aware that salt can affect and raise blood pressure
   n (% of Total) MOR* n (% of Total) MOR* n (% of Total) MOR* n (% of Total) MOR* n (% of Total) MOR*
Total (3450)**   601 (17.4)   2701 (78.4)   1919 (54.2)   3327 (96.4)   2518 (71.1)  
Gender Male (1413) 299 (21.2) 1.5 (1.2-1.8) 1047 (74.2) 1 689 (48.8) 1 1335 (94.5) 1 937 (66.3) 1
Female (2037) 302 (14.9) 1 1654 (81.3) 1.4 (1.2-1.6) 1230 (60.4) 1.4 (1.2-1.7) 1992 (97.8) 2.5 (1.7-3.8) 1581 (77.6) 1.6 (1.1-2.3)
Urbanicity Rural (1713) 275 (15.8) 1 1347 (77.7) 1 943 (54.3) 1 1658 (95.5) 1 1232 (70.9) 1
Urban (1737) 326 (19.0) 1.1 (0.9-1.4) 1354 (79.0) 1.2 (1.1-1.5) 976 (57.0) 1.2 (1.1-1.4) 1669 (97.4) 1.8 (1.2-2.7) 1286 (75.1) 1.2 (1.1-1.4)
Age 15-24 (1100) 290 (26.9) 6.2 (3.9-9.8) 726 (67.3) 1 372 (34.5) 1 1010 (93.7) 1 657 (59.7) 1
  25-34 (721) 163 (22.5) 4.7 (3.1-7.0) 543 (74.9) 1.2 (0.9-1.6) 376 (51.9) 1.4 (0.8-2.6) 699 (96.4) 1.4 (0.8-.24) 492 (68.2) 1.03 (0.6-1.9)
  35-44 (630) 79 (12.4) 2.4 (1.7-3.4) 538 (84.2) 2.2 (1.6-3.0) 408 (63.8) 1.3 (0.7-2.3) 624 (97.7) 2.0 (0.9-3.9) 512 (81.3) 2.1 (1.0-4.1)
  45-54 (507) 38 (7.6) 1.1 (0.8-1.4) 444 (88.6) 3.4 (2.4-4.8) 372 (74.3) 1.7 (0.9-3.4) 492 (98.2) 2.6 (1.0-5.9) 412 (81.2) 2.2 (1.2-4.6)
  55-64 (492) 31 (6.1) 1 450 (88.8) 3.4 (2.3-5.0) 391 (77.1) 3.1 (1.3-7.4) 502 (99.0) 8.0 (2.1-17.4) 445 (90.4) 3.2 (1.4-7.0)
Education Primary or less (219) 61 (27.9) 4.1 (2.6-6.3) 162 (74.0) 1 116 (53.0) 1 209 (95.4) 1 165 (75.3) 1
Secondary School (2088) 444 (21.3) 1.8 (1.3-2.6) 1559 (74.7) 1.2 (0.9-1.7) 1047 (50.1) 1.1 (0.8-1.5) 2010 (96.3) 1.9 (1.0-4.0) 1448 (69.3) 0.9 (0.6-1.8)
Tertiary (1143) 96 (8.4) 1 980 (85.9) 1.9 (1.3-2.9) 756 (66.1) 1.7 (1.2-2.3) 1108 (96.9) 1.6 (0.8-3.7) 903 (79.2) 1.3 (0.9-1.8)
Employment Student (717) 186 (25.9) 2.2 (1.7-3.1) 478 (66.9) 1 224 (31.2) 1 667 (93.0) 1 443 (60.4) 1
Employed (1503) 202 (13.4) 1.4 (1.0-1.8) 1230 (81.9) 1.2 (0.9-1.7) 923 (61.4) 1.5 (0.7-2.9) 1462 (97.3) 1.1 (0.5-2.4) 1129 (75.1) 1.8 (1.4-2.2)
Unemployed (508) 124 (24.4) 2.5 (1.8-3.4) 383 (75.4) 0.9 (0.7-1.3) 274 (53.9) 1.5 (0.8-2.8) 491 (96.7) 1.3 (0.7-2.6) 363 (71.5) 1.5 (1.2-2.2)
  Home Maker/Retired (697) 80 (11.5) 1 595 (85.4) 1.9 (1.3-2.9) 486 (69.7) 1.7 (1.0-3.1) 682 (97.8) 1.7 (0.9-3.1) 576 (82.6) 2.2 (1.8-3.0)
  1. * Multivariate odds ratios, adjusted for gender, urbanicity, age, educational level and employment status.
  2. ** Disaggregated sample sizes given may vary slightly for each question.