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Table 2 Participants’ awareness of stroke

From: Awareness of the risk factors of stroke among non-teaching staff of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria

N = 129, variables Category Frequency, n (%)
Recognise the term stroke Yes 91 (70.5)
No 38 (39.5)
Stroke is a disorder affecting Brain 68 (52.7)
Blood sugar 4 (3.1)
Blood pressure 26 (20.2)
Heart 13 (10.1)
Stomach 1 (0.8)
Do not know 17 (13.2)
The risk of stroke Higher in males 34 (26.4)
Higher in females 16 (12.4)
Equal in both 51 (39.5)
Do not know 28 (21.7)
Age groups with a high risk < 30 years old 4 (3.1)
30–50 years old 19 (14.7)
> 50 years old 91 (70.5)
Do not know 15 (11.6)
Can young people suffer it Yes 70 (51.3)
No 41 (31.8)
Do not know 18 (14)
Can a person reduce the risks Yes 119 (92.2)
No 2 (1.6)
Do not know 8 (6.2)