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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristic of the study participants (n = 384), GUH, Northwest Ethiopia, 2011

From: Adherence to antihypertensive treatment and associated factors among patients on follow up at University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Sex Male 142 37.0
Female 242 63.0
Age 18‐40 36 9.4
41‐60 210 54.7
> = 60 138 35.9
Ethnicity Amhara 361 94.0
Tigrie 18 4.7
Others 5 1.3
Residence Rural 90 23.4
Urban 294 76.6
Marital status Single 17 4.4
Married 233 60.7
Divorced 41 10.7
Widowed 93 24.2
Religion Orthodox 343 89.3
Muslim 36 9.4
Others 5 1.3
Employment status Government 74 19.3
Merchant 93 24.2
Student 8 2.1
Housewife 87 22.7
Farmer 43 11.2
Retired 79 20.6
Educational status Cannot read and write 196 51
Grade 1‐6 60 15.6
Grade 7‐12 83 21.6
Diploma and above 45 11.7
Monthly income <500 ETB 248 64.6
500-1000ETB 65 16.9
> = 1000ETB 71 18.5
Distance from the hospital(single trip) <0.5 h 151 39.3
> 0.5 h 233 60.7