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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents in Nekemte town, western Ethiopia, Dec. 2015 (n = 705)

From: Physical, behavioral and sociodemographic determinants of hypertension among the adult population in Nekemte town, western Ethiopia: community based study

VariablesFrequency (in N)Percentage (in %)
Age groups (year)
 18–4055278.3
 41–6412718.0
  ≥ 65263.7
Sex
 Male27138.4
 Female43461.6
Religion
 Protestant christian45164.0
 Orthodox christian22031.2
 Muslim243.4
 Catholic christian20.3
 Wakefeta81.1
Ethnicity
 Oromo63389.8
 Amharic608.5
 Gurage60.9
 Tigre40.6
 Others20.3
Education status
 No formal education7510.7
 Primary school11916.9
 Secondary school32045.5
 College and above18926.9
Marital status
 Never married25335.7
 Currently married39255.6
 Divorced142.0
 Widowed456.4
Occupation
 Gov. employee15021.2
 NGO employee446.3
 Self-employed19527.7
 Student19427.6
 Homemaker101.4
 Retired152.1
 Unemployed9813.8