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Table 3 Prior experience with blood pressure measurements and hypertension diagnosis among participants with elevated blood pressure

From: The prevalence of hypertension and its distribution by sociodemographic factors in Central Mozambique: a cross sectional study

  Total* BP previously measured HTN previously diagnosed
n Unadjusted % within each subgroup Adjusted % (95% CI) n Unadjusted % within each subgroup Adjusted % (95% CI)
All 513 204    73   
Age groups
20 to < 30 121 49 40.5 36.2 (27.8 to 45.5) 18 14.9 13.6 (8.3 to 21.5)
30 to < 40 134 69 51.5 45.9 (35.9 to 56.2) 24 18 15.5 (10.2 to 22.8)
40 to < 50 88 36 40.9 34.1 (23.4 to 46.7) 13 14.8 12.7 (7.2 to 21.4)
50 to < 60 83 26 31.3 28.1 (18.6 to 40) 11 13.3 11.4 (5.8 to 21.2)
60 and above 88 24 27.3 23.3 (14.9 to 34.6) 7 8 5.8 (2.8 to 11.9)
Gender
Men 246 94 38.2 33 (26.5 to 40.3) 35 14.3 12.7 (9 to 17.6)
Women 268 110 41 36.5 (30.3 to 43.2) 38 14.2 11.8 (8.7 to 15.8)
Residence
Urban 197 112 56.9 52.2 (42.9 to 61.3) 45 22.8 21.3 (16.9 to 26.5)
Rural 313 90 28.8 27.5 (22.8 to 32.8) 28 8.9 8.6 (6.3 to 11.5)
Education level
Primary or less 245 80 32.7 28.4 (22.5 to 35) 29 11.8 9.6 (6.4 to 14.1)
Secondary 111 71 64 58.3 (48 to 68) 28 25.2 24.6 (17.3 to 33.8)
Above secondary** 24 14 58.3 54.4 (28.7 to 77.9) 7 29.2 26.4 (10.5 to 52.4)
Relative wealth
below average 163 40 24.5 23.9 (18.1 to 30.9) 12 7.4 7.6 (4.6 to 12.4)
average 91 25 27.5 28.2 (20.5 to 37.4) 5 5.5 5.5 (2.3 to 12.5)
above average 259 139 53.7 47.9 (40.9 to 55.1) 56 21.7 19.6 (15.8 to 24.1)
  1. Elevated blood pressure was defined as systolic blood pressure > =140 or diastolic blood pressure > =90. Adjusted % (95%CI) accounts for sampling weights
  2. BP blood pressure, HTN hypertension, CI confidence interval
  3. * Total includes those who answered “don’t know” to prior blood pressure measurements and hypertension diagnosis, in addition to those who answers “Yes” or “No”
  4. * * “Above secondary” includes technical schools