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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Dietary pattern and other lifestyle factors as potential contributors to hypertension prevalence in Arusha City, Tanzania: a population-based descriptive study

Variable Number Percent (%)
Gender
 Male 233 42.4
 Female 316 57.6
Age (years)
 25–34 175 31.9
 35–44 190 34.6
 45–54 97 17.7
 55–64 87 15.8
Education level
 Up to primary level 446 81.2
 Secondary level 78 14.2
 College and higher levels 25 4.6
Employment status
 Employed (private and government) 60 10.9
 Self-employed 473 86.2
 Students 16 2.9
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 356 64.8
 Single 136 25.1
 Separated/divorced 26 5.1
 Widowed 27 4.9
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