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Table 2 Number of people with adequate knowledge at baseline and exit (n=41)

From: Health promotion via SMS improves hypertension knowledge for deaf South Africans

Question Baseline Exit P-value
1: What is high blood pressure? 8 (19.51%) 18 (43.90%) 0.0213
2: What is normal blood pressure? 11 (26.83%) 15 (36.59%) 0.4240
3: Does everybody who has high blood pressure have symptoms? 18 (43.90%) 24 (58.54%) 0.2379
4: Should a person with high blood pressure stop taking his/her medication without asking the doctor? 33 (80.49%) 35 (85.37%) 0.7744
5: Can high blood pressure be cured? 16 (39.02%) 29 (70.73%) 0.0072
6: If a person with high blood pressure leaves Cape Town for a while, which one of the following is right? 28 (68.29%) 33 (80.49%) 0.0213
7. Is smoking good or bad if you have high blood pressure 37 (90.24%) 36 (87.80%)  
8. Can a person lower his/her blood pressure? 27 (65.85%) 37 (90.24%) 0.0213
9. Is keeping a normal weight important if you have high blood pressure? 26 (63.41%) 29 (70.73%) 0.6291
10. How much alcohol should you drink, if at all, if you have high blood pressure? 18 (43.90%) 22 (53.66%) 0.4545
11. How long should a person with high blood pressure exercise on at least three days of the week? 9 (21.95%) 15 (35.59%) 0.1796
12. Do eating habits affect blood pressure? 23 (56.10%) 26 (63.41%) 0.6636
13. Is salt good or bad for a person with high blood pressure? 17 (41.46%) 17 (41.46%)  
14. Are vegetables and fruit good for a person with high blood pressure? 36 (87.80%) 39 (95.12%) 0.4531
15. What should a person cut down on if you have high blood pressure? 22 (53.66%) 30 (73.17%) 0.0455