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Table 2 Habits, lifestyles and personal background 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-values
No (n = 334) Yes (n = 121) Total Sample (N = 445)  
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Smoking
 Yes 78 (23.4) 15 (12.4) 93 (20.4) < 0.001a
 No 256 (76.6) 106 (87.6) 362 (79.6)  
 Ex-Smoker 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Alcohol intake
 Yes 141 (42.2) 42 (34.7) 183 (40.2) 0.161a
 No 193 (57.8) 79 (77.0) 272 (59.8)  
Physical activity     0.457a
 Sedentary/irregularly active 180 (53.9) 60 (49.6) 240 (52.7)  
 Active 154 (46.1) 61 (50.4) 215 (47.3)  
Fat in food preparation
 Olive oil 10 (3.0) 4 (3.3) 14 (3.1) 1.000a
 Animal fat or lard 17 (5.1) 15 (12.4) 32 (7.0) 0.012a
 Vegetable oil 333 (99.7) 117 (96.7) 450 (98.9) 0.019b
Add salt to meals
 Yes 181 (54.2) 52 (43.0) 233 (51.2) 0.043a
 No 153 (45.8) 69 (57.0) 222 (48.8)  
Personal background
 Heart problems 12 (3.6) 18 (14.9) 30 (6.6) < 0.001a
 Stroke 4 (1.2) 11 (9.1) 15 (3.3) < 0.001b
 Diabetes mellitus 8 (2.4) 15 (12.4) 23 (5.1) < 0.001a
 Dyslipidaemias 32 (9.6) 35 (29.2) 67 (14.7) < 0.001a
  1. aFisher’s exact test
  2. bPearson’s chi-square test
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