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Table 1 Socio-demographic, clinical, and behavioral characteristics of patients with hypertension in Dessie City, 2021

From: Blood pressure control status of patients with hypertension on treatment in Dessie City Northeast Ethiopia

Variables Category Uncontrolled n (%) Controlled n (%)
Sex Male 102(28.3) 51(14.2)
Marital status Currently Married 139(38.6) 104(28.9)
Currently Not Married 62(17.2) 55(15.3)
Educational Status Have no Formal Education 121(33.6) 105(29.2)
Primary 15(4.2) 23(6.2)
Highschool and above 65(18.1) 31(8.6)
Residence Urban 146(40.6) 112(31.1)
Occupational Status Government 78(21.7) 82(22.8)
Private 43(11.9) 23(6.4)
Self-employed 55(15.3) 42(11.7)
Unemployeda 25(6.9) 12(3.3)
Complication Yes 70(19.4) 60(16.7)
Symptoms More than one 176(48.9) 127(35.3)
Number of drugs Two or more drugs 134(37.2) 101(28.1)
Medication Adherence Poor 26(7.2) 2(0.6)
Comorbidityb Yes 78(21.7) 53(14.7)
Smoking Yes 8(2.2) 6(1.7)
Khat Chewing Yes 19(5.3) 15(4.2)
Drinking Alcohols Yes 13(3.6) 8(2.2)
Physical Exercise No 53(14.7) 55(15.3)
Salt intake Not restricted 31(8.6) 20(5.6)
Social Supportc Low 48(13.3) 37(10.2)
  Moderate 90(25.0) 53(14.7)
  High 63(17.5) 69(19.2)
  1. aUnemployed: daily laborer, Housewife, and students
  2. bComorbid illness is defined as any condition that is not the direct cause or result of hypertension, such as HIV or cancer
  3. cSocial Support = Low social support: participants whose total social support score is below 33% of the total score. Moderate Social support: participants whose total social support score is between 33 and 67% of the total score. High social support: participants whose total social support score is above 67% of the total score