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Table 2 Prevalence of hypertension, high blood pressure, pre-hypertension and hypertension stages

From: Prevalence of hypertension and associated cardiovascular risk factors in an urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya: A population-based survey

  Overall n (%) Male n (%) Female n (%) P value
Hypertension     
Yes 258 (12.6) 122 (11.6) 136 (13.7) 0.165
No 1787 (87.4) 928 (88.4) 859 (86.3)  
Blood Pressure     
Normal 604 (30.4) 288 (27.9) 316 (33.1) 0.073
Pre-Hypertension 1178 (59.3) 637 (61.8) 541 (56.6)  
High Blood Pressure* 205 (10.3) 106 (10.3) 99 (10.4)  
Stage 1 124 (6.2) 65 (6.3) 59 (6.2)  
Stage 2 81 (4.1) 41 (4.0) 40 (4.2)  
  1. *High Blood Pressure category excludes subjects known to be hypertensive and on treatment at survey.