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Table 3 Responses to questions assessing knowledge of coronary heart disease

From: Cardiovascular health knowledge and behavior in patient attendants at four tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan – a cause for concern

  Response count (% of cases)
What is Coronary Heart Disease?*  
Arterial blockage 109 (13.8)
Do not know 232 (29.3)
Chest pain 152 (19.2)
"Malfunction" of the heart 277 (35.0)
Valve problem 83 (10.5)
Other 142 (17.9)
What are the risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease?*  
Do not know 162 (20.5)
Smoking 253 (31.9)
No exercise 138 (17.4)
Dietary fat 310 (39.1)
Dietary salt 26 (3.30)
Stress 344 (43.4)
High blood pressure 56 (7.10)
Cholesterol 59 (7.40)
Diabetes 15 (1.90)
Family history 39 (4.90)
Age 33 (4.20)
Male gender 9 (1.10)
Overwork 36 (4.50)
Obesity 112 (14.1)
Other 62 (7.80)
What are the symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?*  
Do not know 230 (29.0)
Chest pain 287 (36.2)
"Attack" 179 (22.6)
Sweatiness 116 (14.6)
Palpitations 136 (17.2)
Anxiety 177 (22.3)
Headache 17 (2.10)
Dyspnea 193 (24.4)
Other 44 (5.60)
  1. * multiple responses