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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics in a community-recruited sample of 87 Ugandans with hypertension and at least 1 other stroke risk factor (N = 87)

From: Modifiable lifestyle risk factors for stroke among a high risk hypertensive population in Greater Kampala, Uganda; a cross-sectional study

Characteristic n % (n/N)
Gender
 Male 30 34.5
 Female 57 65.5
Age in years, Median (IQR) 54 (42–62)
Previous medical history
 Ever been diagnosed with diabetes 8 9.2
 Ever been diagnosed with hypertension 59 67.8
 Ever had blood test for lipid levels 2 2.3
 Ever had heart attack 1 1.2
 Ever diagnosed with heart disease or had heart surgery 0 0
 HIV/AIDS infection 7 8.1
Lifestyle/social activities
 Currently using tobacco 5 5.8
 Former smoker 7 8.1
 Current alcohol consumption 26 29.9
 Suspected alcohol problem 3 3.5
 Alcohol abuse/dependency 0 0.0