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Table 2 Univariate logistic regression: factors related to knowledge of at least two stroke warning signs

From: No difference in stroke knowledge between Korean adherents to traditional and western medicine – the AGE study: an epidemiological study

  Number (%) Correct knowledge % OR (95%CI) P
Age, years     
   60–64 910 (32.9) 25.4 reference 0.013
   65–69 775 (28.0) 25.5 1.01 (0.81–1.26)  
   70–74 554 (20.0) 24.2 0.94 (0.76–1.24)  
   75–79 348 (12.6) 19.5 0.71 (0.53–0.97)  
   80–84 180 (6.5) 15.6 0.54 (0.35–0.83)  
Gender     
   Male 1215 (43.9) 25.3 reference >0.05
   Female 1552 (56.1) 22.6 0.86 (0.72–1.03)  
Marital status     
   Married/cohabiting 1842 (65.9) 24.2 reference >0.05
   Single* 943 (34.1) 23.1 0.94 (0.78–1.14)  
Education level     
   High 303 (11.0) 30.7 reference <0.001
   medium 939 (33.9) 27.4 0.85 (0.64–1.13)  
   Low 1025 (37.0) 22.5 0.66 (0.49–0.87)  
   Illiterate 500 (18.1) 15.6 0.42 (0.29–0.59)  
Household income     
   High 1169 (42.6) 25.1 reference >0.05
   Medium 706 (25.7) 21.8 0.83 (0.67–1.04)  
   Low 871 (31.7) 23.0 0.89 (0.72–1.09)  
Family history of stroke     
   Family history 470 (17.0) 77.2 reference >0.05
   No family history 2297 (83.0) 64.3 0.84 (0.67–1.05)  
Knowledge of the definition of stroke     
   Correct 1214 (43.9) 28.7 reference <0.001
   Incorrect 1553 (56.1) 20.0 0.62 (0.52–0.74)  
Preferred medical treatment     
   Western 1625 (58.7) 24.7 reference >0.05
   Oriental Traditional 1142 (41.3) 22.5 1.13 (0.95–1.35)  
  1. *unmarried, separated, divorced, or widowed