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Table 4 Average performance of professionals working in family health care in tests of knowledge about sickle cell disease, sorted according to whether they were aware of the presence of patients with sickle cell disease in their operational area according to the sections studied, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2010

From: Knowledge of family health program practitioners in Brazil about sickle cell disease: a descriptive, cross-sectional study

Section Are there patients with sickle cell disease in your operational area?
  Yes No
   Mean 6.11 5.40
   Standard Deviation 1.29 1.47
   p-value* 0.015  
Clinical Manifestations   
   Mean 9.23 8.17
   Standard Deviation 1.71 2.34
   p-value* 0.015  
Management of children with sickle cell disease   
   Mean 17.68 16.50
   Standard Deviation 2.10 3.00
   p-value* 0.031  
Total hits   
   Mean 33.05 30.08
   Standard Deviation 3.41 5.38
   p-value* 0.002  
  1. * Student's T-test. The normal distribution of values was verified by the Kolmogorov Smirnov test.