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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants and the proportion of the participants who heard the term/name of thalassaemia (N = 1578)

From: Lack of knowledge and misperceptions about thalassaemia among college students in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional baseline study

VariablesAll participants
N = 1578
n (%)
Have heard of thalassaemia n (%)Pearson’s χ2p
Yes
521 (33%)
No
1057 (67%)
Gender
 Male526 (33.3%)171 (32.5%)355 (67.5%)0.0920.777
 Female1052 (66.7%)350 (33.3%)702 (66.7%)  
Discipline studied
 Science314 (19.9%)258 (82.2%)56 (17.8%)431.997< 0.0001
 Arts and humanities1024 (64.9%)224 (21.9%)800 (78.1%)  
 Business Studies240 (15.2%)39 (16.2%)201 (83.8%)  
College type
 Females’ college453 (28.7%)194 (42.8%)259 (57.2%)27.645< 0.0001
 Co-education1125 (71.3%)327 (29.1%)798 (70.9%)  
 Urban552 (35%)256 (46.4%)296 (53.6%)68.523< 0.0001
 Semi-urban/rural1026 (65%)265 (25.8%)761 (74.2%)  
 Private809 (51.3%)250 (30.9%)559 (69.1%)3.3550.067
 Public769 (48.7%)271 (35.2%)498 (64.8%)