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Table 2 Association between selected variables and the occurrence of hypertension with p values

From: “Impact of stature on non-communicable diseases: evidence based on Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2011 data”

Characteristics Hypertension status p value
  No hypertension Hypertension  
  n (%) n (%)  
Height category    
 Q1: (≤1.51) 935 (67.2%) 456 (32.8%) <0.001
 Q2: (1.51-1.583) 1068 (77.6%) 309 (22.4%)  
 Q3: (1.583-1.637) 1168 (83.8%) 225 (16.2%)  
 Q4: (≥1.673) 1138 (82.6%) 240 (17.4%)  
Gender    
 Female 2959 (74.3%) 1022 (25.7%) <0.001
 Male 3243 (83.0%) 663 (17.0%)  
Education level    
 No education 2786 (77.6%) 804 (22.4%) 0.003
 Primary 1760 (81.1%) 411 (18.9%)  
 Secondary 1151 (79.1%) 305 (20.9%)  
 Higher 505 (75.4%) 165 (24.6%)  
Wealth index    
 Poorest 1171 (83.5%) 232 (16.5%) <0.001
 Poorer 1171 (82.0%) 257 (18.0%)  
 Middle 1243 (81.3%) 286 (18.7%)  
 Richer 1267 (77.2%) 375 (22.8%)  
 Richest 1350 (71.6%) 535 (28.4%)  
Place of residence    
 Urban 1940 (74.9%) 649 (25.1%) <0.001
 Rural 4262 (80.4%) 1036 (19.6%)  
Division    
 Dhaka 1045 (77.5%) 304 (22.5%) <0.001
 Barisal 757 (80.8%) 180 (19.2%)  
 Chittagong 992 (83.8%) 192 (16.2%)  
 Khulna 911 (73.6%) 327 (26.4%)  
 Rajshahi 892 (79.9%) 225 (20.1%)  
 Rangpur 794 (72.4%) 302 (27.6%)  
 Shylet 811 (84.0%) 155 (16.0%)  
BMI category    
 Thin 1374 (82.7%) 288 (17.3%) <0.001
 Normal 2444 (78.0%) 690 (22.0%)  
 Overweight 441 (67.0%) 217 (33.0%)