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Table 3 Awareness of preventive health care

From: Preventive healthcare uptake in private hospitals in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey (Nisa premier hospital)

VariablesN (%)
Awareness
 No51 (13)
 Yes330 (87)
Source of awareness
 Mass media113 (30)
 Social media114 (30)
 Health workers141 (37)
 Family friends99 (26)
 Religious/Community leaders20 (5)
 Others44 (12)
Preferred aspect of Preventive healthcare
 Intervention aimed at preventing a disease before they occur348 (91)
 Interventions aimed at reducing disease or injury impact182 (48)
 Interventions aimed at ameliorating the impact of ongoing disease or injury with long lasting effect163 (43)
Preventive health care components
 Preventive health check-ups/physical exams318 (83)
 Regular age related screening tests259 (68)
 Lifestyle-related advice like diet/nutritional counseling277 (73)
 Facilities for exercising like gym or park239 (63)
 Stress-relieving techniques like Yoga201 (53)
 Routine vaccinations260 (68)
 Others4 (1)
Preventive health checkup interval
 6 monthly138 (36)
 Annually122 (32)
 Every 5 years4 (1)
 Every 2 years20 (5)
 Never97 (25)
Participant preventive health care measures
 Immunization181 (48)
 Insecticide treated net114 (30)
 Exercise232 (61)
 Dieting155 (41)
 Stress management116 (30)
 Weight control131 (34)
 Yoga16 (4)
 Prophylaxis27 (7)