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Table 4 Personal 1 and parental disease 2 history for the total group (column %) (n = 512 3 )

From: Health status of primary school educators in low socio-economic areas in South Africa

Disease/condition Personal % Mother % Father %
High blood pressure
Yes 33.3 51.3 25.9
No 61.7 38.1 57.2
Unsure 5.0 10.7 16.9
Heart attack
Yes 1.2 10.1 19.6
No 96.9 83.2 68.6
Unsure 2.0 6.7 11.9
Stroke
Yes 2.2 13.3 11.9
No 96.5 81.7 76.5
Unsure 1.4 5.0 11.5
High cholesterol
Yes 13.0 13.8 9.6
No 82.5 67.1 69.1
Unsure 4.5 13.0 21.3
Diabetes/sugar
Yes 11.6 26.2 16.1
No 85.7 66.3 68.8
Unsure 2.6 7.5 15.1
  1. 1“told by a health professional or doctor”.
  2. 2As recalled by the educators.
  3. 3n varies due to missing values.