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Table 3 The level of global knowledge about HT among adolescents and the chosen demographic, environmental and medical factors

From: Factors associated with knowledge of hypertension among adolescents: implications for preventive education programs in primary care

Factor Level of knowledge Weak Medium Good
Sex    n=249  
Girls Chi square = 0.01 n 71 54 19
df = 2
% 49.3 37.5 13.2
Boys n 51 40 14
% 48.6 38.1 13.3
p = 1
Place of living     n = 247  
Urban Chi square = 9.77 n 36 46 16
df = 2
% 36.7 46.9 16.3
Rural n 85 47 17
% 57.0 31.5 11.4
p = 0.007
Level of education     n = 249  
Grade I Chi square = 8.46 n 41 27 6
% 55.41 36.49 8.11
Grade II df = 4 n 65 52 16
% 48.87 39.10 12.03
Grade III p = 0.08 n 17 14 11
% 40.48 33.33 26.19
Blood pressure tests in the past     n = 246  
No Chi square = 14.63 n 21 4 0
df = 2
% 84.0 16.0 0.0
Yes n 98 90 33
% 44.3 40.7 14.9
p = 0.0006
HT family history     n = 250  
No Chi square = 8.98 n 67 39 9
df = 2 % 58.26 33.91 7.83
Yes n 56 55 24
p = 0.01 % 41.48 40.74 17.78
Other chronic diseases in family     n = 250  
No Chi square = 1.35 n 66 47 14
df = 2
% 52.0 37.0 11.0
Yes n 57 47 19
% 46.3 38.2 15.4
p = 0.51
Source of knowledge about HT     n = 171  
School Chi square = 20.95 n 74 68 29
df = 2
% 43.3 39.8 17.0
p = 0.0000
Family Chi square = 18.77 n 46 55 18
df = 2
% 38.7 46.2 15.1
p = 0.0000
Internet Chi square = 4.12 n 30 35 20
df = 2
% 35.3 41.2 23.5
p = 0.13
Radio/TV/newspapers C Chi square = 2.21 n 20 23 14
df = 2
% 35.1 40.4 24.6
p = 0.33
  1. HT – hypertension.
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