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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of hypertensive patients on treatment at Zewditu Memorial Hospital

From: Assessment of hypertension control and factors associated with the control among hypertensive patients attending at Zewditu Memorial Hospital: a cross sectional study

Characteristics N %
Sex
 Female 125 55.6
 Male 100 44.4
Age (years)
 29–39 22 9.8
 40–49 40 17.8
 50–59 72 32
 ≥ 60 91 40.4
Residence
 Rural 4 1.8
 Urban 221 98.2
Marital status
 Single 18 8
 Married 159 70.7
 Divorced 8 3.6
 Widowed 40 17.8
Education level
 Cannot read and write 25 11.1
 Primary level 68 30.2
 Secondary level 70 31.1
 Tertiary level 62 27.6
Occupation
 Government employed 59 26.2
 Private employed 43 19.1
 Housewife 46 20.4
 Non-employed 17 7.6
 Retired 53 23.6
 Others* 7 3.1
  1. Others* Merchant, farmer, bakery