Skip to main content

Table 3 Comparison of population mean knowledge scores about CVD types, risk factors, symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and overall CVD knowledge according to sex in Buea, Cameroon, 2016

From: Population awareness of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in Buea, Cameroon

  Male (n = 443)
mean ± SD
Female (n = 716)
mean ± SD
Total (1159)
mean ± SD
P-value
Knowledge of CVD types (total score = 6) 1.65 ± 2.11 1.31 ± 1.89 1.44 ± 1.98 0.004
Knowledge of CVD risk factors (total score = 9) 5.68 ± 2.64 5.68 ± 2.61 5.68 ± 2.63 >0.999
Knowledge of heart attack symptoms (total score = 5) 2.20 ± 1.62 2.29 ± 1.60 2.26 ± 1.61 0.370
Knowledge of stroke symptoms (total score = 5) 2.55 ± 1.66 2.78 ± 1.59 2.69 ± 1.63 0.024
Overall CVD knowledge score (Total = 25) 12.08 ± 5.91 12.05 ± 5.42 12.07 ± 5.62 0.932
  1. Abbreviations: CVD cardiovascular disease, SD standard deviation, group comparison of means done with independent samples t-test