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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adults in Debre Markos town, North West Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence of hypertension and its associated factors among adults in Debre Markos Town, Northwest Ethiopia: community based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency %
Age ≤ 30 years 124 27.2
31–40 years 111 24.3
41–50 years 91 20.0
> 50 years 130 71.5
Sex Male 208 45.6
Female 248 54.4
Marital status Single 47 10.3
Married 348 76.3
Widowed 29 6.4
Divorced 32 7.0
Educational status of respondent Cannot read and write 92 20.2
Can read and write 110 24.1
Grade 1–8 150 32.9
Grade 9–12 38 8.3
Certificates and above 66 14.5
Religion of respondents Orthodox 442 96.9
Muslim 14 3.1
Ethnicity of respondents Amhara 449 98.5
Oromo 6 1.3
Tigray 1 0.2
Occupational status Employed 127 27.9
Merchant 184 40.4
Housewife 52 11.4
Student 11 2.4
Others 82 18.0