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Table 4 Knowledge of the warning symptoms of cerebro-vascular stroke among urban and rural participants

From: Public knowledge of warning signs and risk factors of cerebro-vascular stroke in Ismailia Governorate, Egypt

  Total Urban Rural
No. = 720 No. = 360 No. = 360
Open-ended question
 Paralysis 194 (26.9%) 112(31.1%)* 82 (22.8%)
 Altered consciousness 35 (4.9%) 4 (1.1%) 31 (8.6%)§
 Do not know 491(68.2%) 244 (67.8%) 247 (68.6%)
Close-ended questions
 Paralysis of one side 589 (81.8%) 97 (82.5%) 292 (81.8%)
 Numbness of one side 570 (79.2%) 308 (85.6%)* 262 (72.2%)
 Altered consciousness 537 (74.6%) 273 (75.8%) 264 (73.3%)
 Mouth deviation 509 (70.7%) 273(75.8%)* 236(65.6%)
 Speech disturbance 502 (69.7%) 288 (80.0%)** 214 (59.4%)
 Dizziness 322 (44.7%) 254 (70.6%)** 68 (18.9%)
 Weakness of one 294 (40.8%) 262 (72.8%) ** 32 (8.9%)
Part of the body
 Headache 286 (39.7%) 206 (57.2%)** 80(22.2%)
 Loss of vision 227 (31.5%) 203 (56.4%)** 24(6.7%)
 Vomiting 153 (21.3%) 145(40.3%) ** 8 (2.2%)
  1. χ2 test, (*) significant and (**) highly significant in comparison to rural, (§) significant in comparison to urban