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Table 2 Awareness and source of information about CVDs

From: Public knowledge of risk factors and warning signs for cardiovascular disease among young and middle-aged adults in rural Tanzania

Knowledge about CVDs All (N = 3000) Men (N = 778) Women (N = 2222) P-value
Yes, n (%) Yes, n (%) Yes, n (%)
Ever heard or read about CVDs
 Yes 1971 (65.7) 526 (67.6) 1445 (65.7) 0.192
 No 1029 (34.3) 252 (32.4) 777 (35.0)  
Source of information
 Radio 1045 (53.0) 327 (62.2) 718 (53.0) < 0.001
 Television 164 (8.3) 64 (12.2) 100 (6.9) < 0.001
 Newspapers 22 (1.1) 13 (2.5) 9 (0.6) 0.001
 Health care providers 558 (28.3) 100 (19.0) 458 (31.7) < 0.001
 Relative/neighbor 1278 (64.8) 284 (54.0) 994 (68.8) < 0.001
 Internet/social media 20 (1.0) 9 (1.7) 11 (0.8) 0.063
 Other sources 13 (0.7) 3 (0.6) 10 (0.7) 0.768