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Table 2 Socio-economic characteristics of hypertensive patients, Kinshasa, 2013 (n = 395)

From: Predictors of non-adherence to antihypertensive medication in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study

Variables n %
Mean (SD), age 63.3 ± 9.6 years  
Female gender 300 75.9
Marital status
 Currently married 180 45.6
 Widowed 178 45.1
 Divorced/separated 24 6.1
 Never married 13 3.3
Religious affiliation
 Catholic Christians 193 48.9
 Protestant Christians 73 18.5
 Pentecostal Christians 61 15.4
 Kimbanguist Christians 24 6.1
 Other religious affiliations 44 11.1
Education
 No formal 82 20.8
 Primary 153 38.7
 Secondary 126 31.9
 Tertiary 34 8.6
Employment
 Unemployed/retired 174 44.0
 Employed 144 36.5
 Housewife 77 19.5