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Table 2 Indicators of knowledge about pre-marital by Gender, Oman, 2010

From: A study on knowledge, attitude, and practice towards premarital carrier screening among adults attending primary healthcare centers in a region in Oman

Indicator Total Men Women P-value
  (N = 400) (N = 233) (N = 167)  
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Heard of PMCS 357 (89.3) 201 (56.3) 156 (43.7) 0.01
Knew about regional PMCS clinic 271 (67.8) 148 (54.6) 123 (45.4) 0.51
Source of knowledge     0.003
 Health workers 72 (18.0) 32 (44.4) 40 (55.6)  
 Periodical notes 75 (18.8) 38 (50.7) 37 (49.3)  
 Health educators 17 (4.3) 5 (29.4) 12 (70.6)  
 Media 29 (7.3) 17 (58.6) 12 (41.4)  
 School 13 (3.3) 10 (76.9) 3 (23.1)  
 Friends 60 (15.0) 43 (71.7) 17 (28.3)  
New types of premarital tests 118 (29.5) 60 (50.8) 58 (49.2) 0.18
Aware of psychological burden of hereditary diseases on families 294 (83.8) 164 (55.8) 130 (44.2) 0.09
Heard of following diseases:     
 Thalassemia 221 (55.3) 94 (42.5) 127 (57.5) 0.001
 Sickle cell disease 335 (83.8) 186 (55.5) 149 (44.5) 0.01
 G6PD 328 (82.0) 173 (52.7) 155 (47.3) 0.001
Knew about treatment for hereditary diseases 90 (22.5) 50 (55.6) 40 (44.4) 0.01
Knew that PMCS may reduce spread of heredity diseases 355 (88.8) 206 (58.0) 149 (42.0) 0.66