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Table 2 CVD risk knowledge in general between India and UK (n = 236)

From: Cardiovascular risk knowledge in patients of South Asian origin living with rheumatoid arthritis: data from India and the UK

  India UK P value
% getting it correct % getting it correct
Overall general CVD risk knowledge score who got it correct for HDFQ-RA1 44.6% 45.4% 0.734 a
  P value b
A person always knows when they have heart disease 26.3% 33.9% 0.256
A person who smokes is more likely to develop heart disease 70.3% 68.6% 0.888
Keeping blood pressure under control will reduce a person’s chance of developing heart disease 56.8% 51.7% 0.514
A person with high cholesterol is more likely to develop heart disease 55.1% 55.9% 1.000
If your ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) is high you are more likely to develop heart disease 16.1% 24.6% 0.145
Only exercising in a gym or in an exercise class will lower a person’s chance of developing heart disease 34.7% 29.7% 0.486
Eating fatty foods does not affect blood cholesterol levels 50.0% 55.1% 0.515
A person with diabetes is more likely to develop heart disease 47.5% 44.1% 0.695
Overall general CVD risk knowledge score who got it correct for HDFQ-RA2 57.7% 57.2% 0.886 a
  P value b
If you have a family history of heart disease, you are more likely to develop heart disease 28.0% 22.9% 0.455
Regular exercise will lower a person’s chance of getting heart disease 80.5% 77.1% 0.633
A person who stops smoking will lower their chance of developing heart disease 70.3% 68.6% 0.888
A person with high blood pressure is more likely to develop heart disease 62.7% 59.3% 0.689
If your ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) is high you are more likely to develop heart disease 40.7% 40.7% 1.000
Being overweight increases a person’s chance of developing heart disease 73.7% 78.0% 0.543
The older a person is, the more likely they are to develop heart disease 39.0% 44.9% 0.429
Walking and gardening are considered exercise that will help lower a person’s chance of developing heart disease 66.9% 66.1% 1.000
  1. a = Kendall’s tau-b, b = Fisher’s exact test