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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Jigjiga city, October–November 2014

From: Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adults in Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 2381 48.9
 Female 249 51.1
Age (years) [Mean = 35]
 25–34 285 58.5
 35–44 125 25.7
 45–54 48 9.9
 55–65 29 6.0
Marital status
 Single 176 36.1
 Married 254 52.2
 Others 57 11.7
Highest level of education
 Illiterate 9 1.8
 Literate but no formal education 34 7.0
 Primary school (1–8) 104 21.4
 Secondary school (9–12) 133 27.3
 Certificate or higher 207 42.5
Income (birr)
 Low level 139 33.3
 Medium level 157 37.6
 High level 121 29.1