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Table 2 Self-care practices of hypertensive patients at Jimma University specialized hospital (n = 341)

From: Prevalence and predictors of self care practices among hypertensive patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Prevalence of self-care practices
Variables Frequency (%)
Medication usage
Adherent 211 (61.9)
Non-adherent 130 (38.1)
Physical activity
Adherent 153 (44.9)
Non-adherent 188 (55.1)
Weight management
Adherent 194 (56.9)
Non-adherent 147 (43.1)
Low salt diet
Adherent 104 (30.5)
Non-adherent 237 (69.5)
Non Smoking
Adherent 319 (93.5)
Non-adherent 22 (6.5)
Moderate alcohol usage
Adherent 301 (88.3)
Non-adherent 40 (11.7)