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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

From: Total cardiovascular risk for next 10 years among rural population of Nepal using WHO/ISH risk prediction chart

Characteristics Male, n (%) Female, n (%) Total, n (%) p value
Age in years
 40–49 65 (42.2) 72 (37.7) 137 (39.7) 0.6
 50–59 46 (29.9) 59 (30.9) 105 (30.4)
 60–69 32 (20.8) 39 (20.4) 71 (20.6)
 70–79 11 (7.1) 21 (11) 32 (9.3)
 Mean ± SDb 53.3 ± 9.9 53.7 ± 10.3 53.5 ± 10.1 0.68
Marital statusa
 Married 152 (98.7) 163 (98.3) 315 (91.3) 0.001*
 Widow or widower 2 (1.2) 28 (14.6) 30 (8.6)
Level of educationa
 No formal education 30 (19.5) 155 (81.2) 185 (53.6) 0.001*
 Primary school 49 (31.1) 21 (11) 70 (20.3)
 ≥Secondary school 75 (48.7) 15 (7.9) 90 (26.1)
Caste
 Upper caste 67 (43.5) 66 (34.6) 133 (38.6) 0.03*
 Janajati 74 (48.1) 117 (61.3) 191 (55.4)
 Dalit 13 (8.4) 8 (4.2) 21 (6.1)
Occupationa
 Employed 33 (21.4) 7 (3.7) 40 (11.6) 0.001*
 Self-employed 54 (35.1) 24 (12.6) 78 (22.6)
 Unemployed 42 (27.3) 158 (82.7) 200 (58)
 Retired 25 (16.2) 2 (1) 27 (7.8)
Economic status
 Poor 135 (39.2) 179 (52.3) 314 (91.5) 0.05*
 Medium and high 19 (12.3) 12 (6.3) 31 (9.0)
  1. Chi square test was done
  2. * Is significant
  3. aFischer-exact test
  4. bIndependent t test for mean difference