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Table 1 Sociodemographic variables and hypertension in the Mura indigenous individuals, Autazes - Amazonas, Brazil

From: Cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on hypertension in the Mura Indians from Amazonia

Variables Hypertension p-value
No (n = 334) Yes (n = 121) Total Sample (N = 445)  
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Sex 0.521a
 Female 190 (56.9) 73 (60.3) 263 (57.8)  
 Male 144 (43.1) 48 (39.7) 192 (42.2)  
Age (years), mean (SD) 37.91 (14.7) 53.66 (16.63) 42.1 (16.74) < 0.001b
Marital status 0.001c
 Without partner 258 (77.2) 73 (60.3) 331 (72.7)  
 With partner 76 (22.8) 48 (39.7) 124 (27.3)  
Education < 0.001c
 Illiterate/elementary I (1st–5th year) 116 (34.7) 71 (58.6) 187 (41.1)  
 Incomplete elementary II (6th–9th year) 62 (18.6) 15 (12.4) 77 (16.9)  
 Incomplete high school 43 (12.9) 6 (5.0) 49 (10.8)  
 Complete high school 100 (29.9) 24 (19.8) 124 (27.3)  
 Complete higher education 13 (3.9) 3 (2.5) 16 (3.5)  
 Post-graduate studies 2 (1.7) 2 (0.4)  
Monthly family income (minimum salary)* 0.036c
  < 1 133 (39.8) 38 (31.4) 171 (59.4)  
 1–2 147 (44.0) 69 (57.1) 216 (34.2)  
  ≥ 3 54 (16.2) 13 (11.5) 68 (6.4)  
Receives retirement salary     < 0.001c
 Yes 68 (20.4) 52 (43.0) 120 (26.4)  
 No 266 (79.6) 69 (57.0) 335 (73.6)  
Socioeconomic stratum 0.078a
 B2 3 (0.9) 3 (2.5) 6 (1.3)  
 C1-C2 35 (10.5) 21 (17.4) 56 (12.3)  
 D-E 296 (88.6) 97 (80.1) 393 (86.4)  
Place of residence
 Rural area 183(78.2) 51(21.8) 234(51.4) 0.020c
 Urban area 151(68.3) 70(31.7) 221(48.6)  
Social programme benefit < 0.001c
 Yes 221(66.2) 53(43.8) 274(60.2)  
 No 113(33.8) 68(56.2) 181(39.8)  
  1. * Minimum salary 880 reais = 237.8 dollars
  2. aFisher’s exact test
  3. bStudent’s t-test
  4. cPearson’s chi-square test
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