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Table 3 Knowledge of health workers on pre-eclampsia and cardiovascular risk

From: Health workers’ knowledge on future vascular disease risk in women with pre-eclampsia in south western Nigeria

Variables Yes N (%) No N (%) Unsure N (%)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to increased cancer 11 (7.5) 79 (54.1) 56 (38.4)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to hypertension later in life 127 (87.0) 7 (4.8) 12 (8.2)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to ischaemic heart disease 93 (63.7) 15 (10.3) 38 (26.0)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to stroke 101 (69.2) 17 (11.6) 28 (19.2)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to kidney disease 107 (73.3) 11 (7.5) 28 (19.2)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to liver disease 59 (40.4) 19 (13.0) 68 (46.6)
Pre-eclampsia predisposes to shorter life expectancy 51 (34.9) 93 (63.7) 2 (1.4)
Awareness of guidelines in treatment and prevention of hypertension 24 (16.4) 122 (83.6)  
Asking about pre-eclampsia in routing clerking of non-pregnant women 38 (26.0) 108 (74.0)  
Routine counseling on cardiovascular risk in women risk of pre-eclampsia 67 (45.7) 79 (54.3)  
Counseling on general terms of cardiovascular risk 12 (8.2) 134 (91.8)  
Counsel on specific terms such as exercise, stop smoking, salt intake 41 (28.1) 105 (71.9)