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Table 4 Stroke beliefs/perceptions investigated among the study participants

From: Community awareness of stroke in Accra, Ghana

Stroke belief/perception Yes No Not sure
  n % n % n %
Lifestyle alterations can be made to reduce the risk of stroke 575 83 35 5 83 12
Stroke is a preventable disease 554 80 35 5 104 15
Stroke requires emergency treatment 536 77 46 7 113 16
Stroke is a top killer diseases in Accra 312 45 118 17 263 38
Stroke affects only the elderly 180 26 374 54 139 20
Stroke is a spiritual illness caused by evil spirits or witches 173 25 333 48 187 27