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Table 1 Patients’ sociodemographic characteristics

From: What hypertensive patients want to know [and from whom] about their disease: a two-year longitudinal study

CharacteristicValue
Number of patients202
Age, mean ± SD54.3 ± 10.4
GenderN (%)
 Female86 (42.6)
 Male116 (57.4)
Education levelN (%)
  < High School Diploma54 (26.7)
 High School Diploma99 (49)
  > High School Diploma49 (24.3)
Employment StatusN (%)
 Employed114 (56.4)
 Retired55 (27.2)
 Unemployed10 (4.9)
 Housewife12 (5.9)
 Retired with some work activities11 (5.4)
Marital statusN (%)
 Married159 (78.7)
 Not Married (Also widowed/divorced)43 (21.3)