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Table 5 Educators’ actual health status compared to self-reported diseases 1 for the total group (column %) (n = 512 2 )

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

  Actual health status
Blood pressure Cholesterol3 Glucose3
Recall having been told by a health professional or doctor Normal High Normal High Normal High
n = 279 n = 233 n = 354 n = 154 n = 493 n = 15
Normal 37.0 28.8 11.9 15.6 10.6 46.7
High 58.7 65.7 83.9 79.2 86.6 53.3
Unsure 4.7 5.6 4.2 5.2 2.8 0.0
  1. 1Agreement not compared statistically as actual health status does not include an “unsure” category.
  2. 2n varies due to missing values;3Random blood sample.