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Table 3 Association between Sociodemographic Characteristics and Past Medical History with knowledge on the action to be taken during stroke and Recognition of Stroke Symptoms

From: Knowledge on the action to be taken and recognition of symptoms of stroke in a community: findings from the May Measurement Month 2017 blood pressure screening Programme in Malaysia

VariablesActions to be taken during stroke Recognition of Stroke Symptoms
Poor Practice, n (%)Good Practice, n (%)p-valuePoor Recognition, n (%)Good Recognition, n (%)p-value
Age  < 0.001  0.001
  < 45614 (31.6)1328 (68.4) 344 (17.6)1613 (82.4) 
  ≥ 45433 (20.4)1689 (79.6) 292 (13.7)1839 (86.3) 
Gender  0.002  0.056
 Male383 (23.3)1264 (76.7) 279 (16.9)1373 (83.1) 
 Female663 (27.6)1743 (72.4) 356 (14.7)2069 (85.3) 
Ethnicity  0.001  < 0.001
 Malay422 (27.0)1143(73.0) 184 (11.7)1383 (88.3) 
 Non-Malay348 (22.0)1237 (78.0) 284 (17.9)1307 (82.1) 
Marital Status  0.762  0.644
 Single99 (31.4)216 (68.6) 57 (17.8)263 (82.2) 
 Married119 (32.5)247 (67.5) 62 (16.5)314 (83.5) 
Employment status 0.254  0.825
 Unemployed39 (25.8)112 (74.2) 28 (18.1)127 (81.9) 
 Employed90 (31.0)200 (69.0) 51 (17.2)245 (82.8) 
Education Level  0.048  0.126
 None/Primary22 (23.7)71 (76.3) 21 (22.6)72 (77.4) 
 Secondary/Tertiary missing179 (34.1)346 (65.9) 87 (16.1)453 (83.9) 
Smoking  0.004  0.941
 Yes71 (31.8)152 (68.2) 33 (14.7)192 (85.3) 
 No597 (23.3)1963 (76.7) 372 (14.5)2196 (85.5) 
Alcohol  0.426  0.153
 Yes0 (0.0)2 (100.0) 1 (50.0)1 (50.0) 
 No671 (24.1)2114 (75.9) 404 (14.5)2391 (85.5) 
Hypertension  0.006  0.002
 Yes48 (5.4)846 (94.6) 15 (10.9)122 (89.1) 
 No234 (8.2)2634 (91.8) 68 (16.4)346 (83.6) 
Diabetes  < 0.001  0.219
 Yes57 (14.0)350 (86.0) 51 (12.5)357 (87.5) 
 No614 (25.8)1766 (74.2) 354 (14.8)2035 (85.2_ 
Past History of Heart Attack 0.016  0.356
 Yes21 (15.4)115 (84.6) 16 (11.8)120 (88.2) 
 No650 (24.5)2001 (75.5) 389 (14.6)2272 (84.4) 
Past History of Stroke 0.476  0.125
 Yes13 (20.3)51 (79.7) 5 (7.8)59 (92.2) 
 No658 (24.2)2065 (75.8) 400 (14.6)2333 (85.4)