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Table 2 Knowledge and awareness of prostate cancer

From: Prostate cancer awareness and screening among men in a rural community in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Variable Category (N = 576) Frequency (%)
Ever heard about prostate cancer Yes 481 (83.5%)
No 95 (16.5%)
Source of information Mass media 338 (70.4%)
Friend 57 (11.9%)
Relative 29 (6%)
Hospital/healthcare workers 18 (3.8%)
Church 21 (4.4%)
Community Health Volunteer 17 (3.5%)
Family history of PC Yes 56 (9.7%)
No 520 (90.3%)
Aware of symptoms of PC Yes 128 (22.2%)
No 448 (77.8%)
Symptoms of PC Frequent/painful/difficulty in urination 114 (89.1%)
Erectile dysfunction 33 (25.8%)
Weight loss 14 (10.9%)
Blood in urine 13 (10.2%)
Bone pain 10 (7.8%)
Prostate cancer can be treated Yes 404 (70.1%)
No 172 (29.9%)
Mode of treatment Drugs 123 (30.4%)
Surgery 152 (37.6%)
Radiotherapy 20 (5%)
Herbal remedies 19 (4.7%)
Chemotherapy 54 (13.4%)
Don’t know 101 (25%)
Ever heard about prostate cancer screening Yes 234 (40.6%)
No 342 (59.4%)
Aware of PC screening methods Yes 118 (20.5%)
No 458 (79.5%)
Methods of PC screening PSA screening 64 (54.2%)
Digital rectal exam 37 (31.4%)
Biopsy 17 (14.4%)
Aware of anyone who has undergone screening Yes 163 (28.3%)
No 413 (71.7%)