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Table 3 Practice and Perception of SCD

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

Variable Frequency (N = 102) Percentage (%)
Have you ever tested for SCD
 Yes 20 19.6
 No 82 83.4
Do you know your partner’s genotype
 Yes 10 9.8
 No 92 90.2
Reason to test (n = 74)
 Curiosity 19 25.7
 To know SCD status 55 74.3
Did/ Would knowing your status influence your decision to marry
 Yes 62 60.8
 No 40 39.2
Would you marry someone with SCD
 Yes 32 31.7
 No 70 68.3
Can someone with SCD work
 Yes 70 68.3
 No 32 31.7
If No, why shouldn’t they work (n = 32)
 They are very weak 16 50.0
 They fall ill very often 16 50.0