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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics according to hypertension and diabetes condition in users of the Community Health Service - Conceição Hospital Group. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2011

From: Socio-demographic caracteristics and prevalence of risk factors in a hypertensive and diabetics population: a cross-sectional study in primary health care in Brazil

Adults with Chronic Diseases N = 2482     
  Hypertension Diabetes Hypert + Diab p *
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
  1638 (66,5) 160 (6,5) 684 (27,1)  
  CI 95 % (64.5-68.3) CI 95 % (5.5-7.5) CI 95 % (25.3-28.8)  
Gender     0.01
 Male 497 (30.3) 67 (41.9) 224 (32.7)  
 Female 1141 (69.7) 93 (58.1) 460 (67.3)  
Age     <0.001**
 Median ± IQR 64 (54.7) 59 (51.7) 65.5 (58.7)  
Age-Group     <0.001
 20 - 39 years old 69 (4.2) 11 (6.9) 9 (1.3)  
 40 - 59 years old 574 (35) 71 (44.4) 186 (27.2)  
 60 - 74 years old 671 (41) 61 (38.1) 341 (49.8)  
 75 - 84 years old 261 (15.9) 14 (8.8) 133 (19.5)  
 85 - over 63 (3.8) 3 (1.9) 15 (2.2)  
Economic     0.766
 Classes A-B 377 (24.2) 40 (26.3) 164 (25.4)  
 Class C 1014 (65.1) 93 (61.2) 406 (62.8)  
 Classes D-E 166 (10.7) 19 (12.5) 76 (11.8)  
Able to read/write     0.807
 No 53 (3.2) 5 (3.1) 29 (4.2)  
 Yes 1520 (92.8) 148 (92.5) 629 (92.0)  
 Able to sign name 65 (3.9) 7 (4.4) 26 (3.8)  
Education level     <0.001
  < 4th year primary education 274 (18.2) 30 (20.5) 130 (21.0)  
 4th year primary education 534 (35.4) 47 (32.2) 257 (41.6)  
 Primary Education concluded 362 (24) 25 (17.1) 112 (18.1)  
 High School concluded 312 (20.7) 42 (28.8) 105 (17.0)  
 Higher education concluded 26 (1.7) 2 (1.4) 14 (2.3)  
Marital Status     0.018
 Common Law 847 (51.7) 93 (58.1) 361 (52.8)  
 Widow(er) 366 (22.3) 19 (11.9) 164 (24.0)  
 Separated 204 (12.5) 21 (13.1) 87 (12.7)  
 Single 221 (13.5) 27 (16.9) 72 (10.5)  
  1. *Chi-squared test
  2. ** Kruskal-Wallis test