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Table 4 Univariate logistic regression: factors related to knowledge of at least two stroke risk factors

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) 72.7 reference <0.001
   65–69 775 (28.0) 70.7 0.93 (0.75–1.15)  
   70–74 554 (20.0) 64.6 0.70 (0.56–0.88)  
   75–79 348 (12.6) 56.3 0.50 (0.38–0.64)  
   80–84 180 (6.5) 44.4 0.31 (0.22–0.43)  
Gender     
   Male 1215 (43.9) 70.2 reference <0.001
   Female 1552 (56.1) 63.5 0.74 (0.63–0.87)  
Marital status     
   Married/cohabiting 1842 (65.9) 68.3 reference 0.004
   Single* 943 (34.1) 62.9 0.79 (0.67–0.93)  
Education level     
   High 303 (11.0) 76.2 reference <0.001
   Medium 939 (33.9) 72.2 0.81 (0.60–1.09)  
   Low 1025 (37.0) 65.6 0.59 (0.44–0.80)  
   Illiteracy 500 (18.1) 51.6 0.33 (0.24–0.46)  
Household income     
   High 1169 (42.6) 69.0 reference 0.001
   Medium 706 (25.7) 68.8 0.99 (0.81–1.21)  
   Low 871 (31.7) 61.4 0.71 (0.59–0.86)  
Family history of stroke     
   Family history 470 (17.0) 77.2 reference <0.001
   No family history 2297 (83.0) 64.3 0.53 (0.42–0.67)  
Knowledge of the definition of stroke     
   Correct 1214 (43.9) 75.4 reference 0.001
   Incorrect 1553 (56.1) 59.5 0.48 (0.40–0.57)  
Preferred medical treatment     
   Western 1625 (58.7) 68.6 reference 0.004
   Oriental Traditional 1142 (41.3) 63.4 0.79 (0.68–0.93)  
  1. *unmarried, separated, divorced, or widowed