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Table 1 Presence of family history in different generations in patients with and without hypertension

From: The influence of family history of Hypertension on disease prevalence and associated metabolic risk factors among Sri Lankan adults

  Patients with hypertension (n = 1188) p* Patients without hypertension (n = 3293) p**
Family history (prevalence of hypertension) Family history (% without hypertension)
Present Absent Not known Present Absent Not known
Parents 416 (35.0) 676 (56.9) 96 (8.1) <0.001 1097 (33.3) 2139 (65.0) 57 (1.7) <0.001
Grandparents 32 (2.7) 675 (56.8) 481 (40.5) <0.001 204 (6.2) 2308 (70.1) 781 (23.7) <0.001
Siblings 264 (22.2) 851 (71.6) 50 (4.2) <0.001 318 (9.7) 2861 (86.9) 44 (1.3) <0.001
Children 54 (4.5) 996 (83.8) 13 (1.1) <0.001 22 (0.7) 2669 (81.1) 14 (0.4) <0.001
  1. *Comparison between prevalence of hypertension in those with and without a family history; **Comparison between the percentage without hypertension in those with and without a family history