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Table 1 Demographic features and stroke risk factor profiles of the study participants

From: Community awareness of stroke in Accra, Ghana

Variable Frequency %
Age (mean = 36.8 ± 14.0 yrs)   
< 50 years 554 80
≥ 50 years 139 20
Gender   
Male 374 54
Female 319 46
Religion   
Christian 554 80
Moslem 111 16
Traditional religion 21 3
Other 7 1
Marital status   
Married 267 38
Single 281 41
Widowed 68 10
Separated 50 7
Divorced 27 4
Highest education attained   
Illiterate 97 14
Primary 104 15
Secondary 360 52
Tertiary 132 19
Monthly income (Cedis)   
< 100 180 26
100-999 270 39
1000-1999 21 3
2000-2999 14 2
≥ 3000 14 2
Unemployed 194 28
Stroke risk factors   
Alcohol intake 118 17
Hypertension 76 11
Smoking 47 7
Previous stroke 43 6
High cholesterol 25 4
Heart disease 19 3
Diabetes 17 2
At least one stroke risk factor 274 40