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Table 2 Comparing the number (proportions) of the socio-demographic characteristics between hypertensive and non-hypertensive adults in eastern Sudan

From: Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adults in Gadarif in eastern Sudan: a community-based study

VariablesHypertensive (n = 245)Non-hypertensive (n = 355)P
Age< the mean (44.9 years)90 (36.7)230 (64.8)< 0.001
≥ the mean (44.9 years)155 (63.3)125 (35.2)
SexMale72 (29.4)106 (29.9)0.982
Female173 (70.6)249 (70.1)
Education< secondary level125 (51.0)137 (38.6)0.003
≥ secondary level120 (49.0)218 (61.4)
Marital statusMarried193 (78.8)232 (65.4)< 0.001
Unmarried29 (11.8)103 (29.0)
Divorced/widow20 (5.6)23 (9.4)
Family history of hypertensionYes72 (29.4)102 (28.7)0.927
No173 (70.6)253 (71.3)
SmokingYes5 (2.0)10 (2.8)0.606
No240 (98.0)345 (97.2)
AlcoholYes0 (0)2 (0.6)0.516
No245 (100.0)353 (99.4)
Body mass index groupsUnderweight11 (4.5)33 (9.3)< 0.001
Normal weight65 (26.5)136 (38.3)
Overweight62 (25.3)97 (27.3)
Obese107 (43.7)89 (25.1)