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Table 1 The socio-demographic characteristics of women in Lesotho, 2014

From: The prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of hypertension among women (15–49 years) in Lesotho: a descriptive analysis

Characteristics N(6621) N(705) Ever diagnosed with high blood pressure
Age groups n(%) n%)
15–19 1242 (23.29) 29 (4.11)
20–24 1300 (19.63) 93 (13.19)
25–29 1072 (16.19) 94 (13.33)
30–34 907 (13.70) 116 (16.45)
35–39 728 (11.00) 118 (16.74)
40–44 582 (8.79) 114 (16.17)
45–49 490 (7.40) 141 (20.00)
Place of residence   
 Urban 2202 (33.26) 254 (36.03)
 Rural 4419 (66.74) 451 (63.97)
Region/district
 Botha-bothe 593 (8.96) 47 (6.67)
 Leribe 785 (11.86) 93 (13.19)
 Berea 760 (11.48) 77 (10.92)
 Maseru 930 (14.05) 147 (20.85)
 Mafeteng 624 (9.42) 96 (13.62)
 Mohale's hoek 621 (9.38) 66 (9.36)
 Quthing 556 (8.40) 42 (5.96)
 Qacha's-nek 558 (8.43) 56 (7.94)
 Mokhotlong 605 (9.14) 43 (6.10)
 Thaba tseka 589 (8.90) 38 (5.39)
Marital Status   
 Single 2201 (33.24) 98 (13.90)
 Married 3556 (53.71) 470 (66.67)
 Living with partner 53 (0.80) 12 (1.70)
 Widowed 471 (7.11) 83 (11.77)
 Divorced 96 (1.45) 13 (1.84)
 No longer living together/separated 244 (3.69) 29 (4.11)
Level of education
 No education 81 (1.22) 10 (1.42)
 Primary 2665 (40.25) 290 (41.13)
 Secondary 3354 (50.66) 327 (46.38)
 Higher 521 (7.87) 78 (11.06)
Religion
 Roman catholic church 2514 (37.97) 281 (39.86)
 Lesotho evangelical church 1133 (17.11) 135 (19.15)
 Methodist 111 (1.68) 10 (1.42)
 Anglican church 453 (6.84) 58 (8.23)
 Seventh day Adventist 40 (0.60) 6 (0.85)
 Pentecostal 1682 (25.40) 138 (19.25)
 Other Christian 540 (8.16) 64 (9.08)
 Islam 11 (0.17) 2 (0.28)
 Hindu 1 (0.02) 0 (0.00)
 No religion 65 (0.98) 4 (0.57)
 Other 71 (1.07) 7 (0.99)
Professional/technical/managerial 295 (10.84) 49 (12.89)
Clerical 132 (4.85) 23 (6.05)
Sales 475 (17.46) 69 (18.16)
Agricultural—self-employed 270 (9.92) 35 (9.21)
Agricultural—employee 35 (1.29) 3 (0.79)
Household and domestic 420 (15.44) 40 (10.53)
Services 314 (11.54) 54 (14.21)
Skilled manual 266 (9.78) 42 (11.05)
Unskilled manual 353 (12.97) 43 (11.32)
Don't know 161 (5.92) 22 (5.79)
   N = 380