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Table 2 Knowledge on Sickle cell disease

From: Knowledge, perception and practices towards sickle cell disease: a community survey among adults in Lubaga division, Kampala Uganda

Variable Frequency (N = 102) Percentage (%)
Heard of sickle cell disease
 Yes 93 91.2
 No 09 8.8
Source of information (N = 93)
 Health professional/ community meetings 11 11.3
 TV/ radio 24 25.8
 Internet 22 24.2
 Friends /family 36 38.7
Causes of SCD
 Acquired 8 7.8
 Inherited 49 48.0
 Don’t know 45 44.2
Signs & symptoms
 Frequent illness 53 52.0
 Yellow eyes 7 6.9
 Don’t know 42 41.1
How SCD is diagnosed
 Blood test 45 44.1
 Urine test 6 5.9
 Don’t know 51 50.0
SCD prevention
 Genetic counseling 22 21.6
 Don’t know 39 38.2
 Testing before marriage 41 40.2
Chance of getting a healthy baby when all the parents have SCD
 None of the children 5 4.9
 All the children 37 36.3
 Half chance of the children 11 10.8
 Quarter chance baby will be normal 3 2.9
 Don’t know 46 45.1
Medication for people with SCD
 Herbal medicine 7 6.8
 Conventional medicine 78 76.5
 Prayers 6 5.9
 Don’t know 11 10.8