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Table 1 Awareness of peripheral arterial disease, cerebrovascular accidents, and myocardial infarction (n = 2779)

From: Gaps in awareness of peripheral arterial disease in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional study

Disease Aware Not aware a Significance (paired t-test)
No. % No. %
PAD (Blocked arteries in lower limbs) 114 4.1 2665 95.9 Reference
CVA (Stroke) 1869 67.3 910 32.7 p < 0.001
MI (Heart attack) 1600 57.6 1179 42.4 p < 0.001
  1. CVA cerebrovascular accident, MI myocardial infarction, PAD peripheral arterial disease
  2. a “not heard about the disease” and “heard but could not describe the disease” combined as “not aware”