Skip to main content

Table 2 Aspirin knowledge and use by sex

From: Aspirin use and knowledge in the community: a population- and health facility based survey for measuring local health system performance

  Male Female Total
  No disease (N) % disease (N) % No disease (N) % Disease (N) % No disease (N) % Disease (N) %
Frequency of aspirin use
Never 562 36.6 110 16.0 938 47.5 119 27.7 1,500 42.7 229 20.5
Less than once a week 182 11.9 15 2.2 219 11.1 16 3.7 401 11.4 31 2.8
At least once a week 42 2.7 4 0.6 60 3.0 5 1.2 102 2.9 9 0.8
Every other day 30 2.0 15 2.2 30 1.5 3 0.7 60 1.7 18 1.6
Every day 566 36.9 511 74.3 552 27.9 276 64.3 1,119 31.8 787 70.5
Don’t know or declined to respond 23 1.5 33 4.8 20 1.0 10 2.3 333 9.6 4 3.9
Risks and benefits of aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke ever discussed with you
No 708 46.1 115 16.7 1114 56.4 89 20.8 1823 51.9 204 18.3
Yes 825 53.7 573 83.3 859 43.5 339 79.0 1685 47.9 912 81.7
Don’t know or declined to respond 4 0.3 0 0 4 0.2 1 0.2 8 0.2 1 0.01
Health problem that make aspirin or NSAIDs unsafe
No 1205 78.4 508 73.8 1459 73.8 294 68.5 2665 75.8 802 71.8
Yes 195 12.7 146 21.2 356 18.0 126 29.4 551 15.7 272 24.4
Don’t know or declined to respond 137 8.9 34 4.9 162 8.2 9 2.1 300 8.5 43 3.9