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Table 1 Background Characteristics of hypertensive patients in Ethiopia

From: Left ventricular hypertrophy among black hypertensive patients: focusing on the efficacy of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

Characteristics  
Age (years), Mean ± SD 55.7 ± 11.1
Age category, N (%)  
  <50 51 (25.5)
  ≥50 149 (74.5)
Sex, N (%)  
  Male 86 (43.0)
  Female 114 (57.0)
Duration of hypertension, N (%)  
  <10 yrs 60 (30.0)
  ≥10years 140 (70.0)
History of diabetes  
  Yes 39 (19.5)
  No 161 (80.5)
Blood pressure  
  SBP (mmHg ), Mean ± SD 139.23 ± 7.79
  DBP (mmHg), Mean ± SD 89.24 ± 5.75
BMI (Kg/m2), Mean ± SD 24.22 ± 3.47
BMI (Kg/m2), N (%)  
  <25 130 (65.0)
  25 – 29 56 (28.0)
  ≥30 14 (7.0)
  1. SBP – systolic blood pressure, DBP – diastolic blood pressure.
  2. BMI – Body mass index.