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Table 2 Medication and Blood pressure characteristic of respondents, 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
Number of co morbidity
     None 182 47.4
     1 170 44.3
     > = 2 32 8.3
Blood pressure:
     Controlled 179 46.6
     Uncontrolled 205 53.4
Number of drugs:
     One 154 40.1
     Two 174 45.3
     Three and above 56 14.6
Dosage:
     Once daily 179 46.6
     BID 196 51.0
     TID and above 9 2.3
Number of pills per day:
     One pill 112 29.2
     Two pills 99 25.8
     Three pills 101 26.3
     Four and above pills 72 18.8
Who covered the cost of the drug?
     Myself 128 33.3
     Family 12 3.2
     Free 229 59.6
     Employer organization 15 3.9
Duration of treatment in yrs:
     0.25‐1 yrs 109 28.4
     2‐4 yrs 135 35.2
     5‐7 yrs 55 14.3
     8‐10 yrs 42 10.9
     ≥ 11 yrs 43 11.2