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Table 1 Frequency distribution of socio demographic and clinical characteristics of hypertensive patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital from March 4, 2015 to April 3, 2015 (N = 280)

From: Antihypertensive medication adherence and associated factors among adult hypertensive patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, southwest Ethiopia

Characteristics N (%)
Age in years, mean ± SD 55.05 ± 12.66
 Below 35 10 (3.6)
 35–44 47 (16.8)
 45–54 76 (27.1)
 55–64 76 (27.1)
 65 and above 71 (25.4)
Gender
 Male 149 (53.2)
 Female 131 (46.8)
Marital status
 Single/widowed 19 (6.8)
 Married 220 (78.6)
 Divorced 41 (14.6)
Educational level
 No formal education 108 (38.6)
 Primary education (grade 1–8) 66 (23.6)
 Secondary education (grade 9–12) 45 (16.1)
 Tertiary education (diploma and/or above) 61 (21.7)
Religion
 Islam 130 (46.4)
 Orthodox Christian 125 (44.6)
 Protestant 25 (8.9)
Occupation
 Civil servant 78 (27.9)
 Merchant 35 (12.5)
 Farmer 46 (16.4)
 Unemployed 121 (43.2)
Duration of hypertension in years, mean ± SD 5.1 ± 4.1 years
 < 5 162 (57.9)
 ≥ 5 118 (42.1)
 Type of comorbidity
  Diabetes mellitus 73 (26.1%)
  Peripheral neuropathy 65 (23.2%)
  Dyspepsia 32 (11.4%)
  Hypertrophic heart disease 14 (5.0%)
  Heart failure 7 (2.5%)
  Chronic kidney disease 6 (2.1%)
  Urinary tract infection 6 (2.1)
  Human immune virus 4 (1.4)
  Ischemic heart disease 4 (1.4)
  Asthma 3 (1.1)
  Sexual dysfunction 3 (1.1)
  Others 9 (3.1)