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Table 1 Frequency distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of hypertensive patients on treatment in Lupane District, Zimbabwe, 2012

From: Uncontrolled hypertension among hypertensive patients on treatment in Lupane District, Zimbabwe, 2012

Variable   Frequency  
  Males n = 132 (%) Females n = 222 (%) Overall n = 354(%)
Marital status    
Married 80 (22.6) 108 (30.5) 188 (53.1)
Single 6 (2.0) 20 (5.4) 26 (7.4)
Separated/Divorced 8 (2.3) 18 (5.1) 26 (7.4)
Widowed 38 (11.0) 76 (21.1) 114 (32.1)
Highest level of education attained    
None 6 (1.7) 22 (6.2) 28 (7.9)
Primary 44 (12.4) 138 (39.0) 182 (51.4)
Secondary 68 (19.2) 54 (15.3) 122 (34.5)
Tertiary 14 (4.0) 8 (2.3) 22 (6.2)
Occupation    
Employed 28 (7.9) 29 (8.2) 57 (16.1)
Unemployed 78 (22.0) 187 (52.9) 265 (74.9)
Retired 26 (7.3) 6 (1.7) 32 (9.0)
Average monthly household income    
<US$ 50 78 (22.0) 154 (43.5) 232 (65.5)
US$ 51-US$ 100 26 (7.3) 35 (9.9) 61 (17.2)
US$ 101-US$ 200 12 (3.3) 16 (4.6) 28 (7.9)
>US$ 200 16 (4.5) 17 (4.9) 33 (9.4)