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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample

From: A psychosocial perspective of medication side effects, experiences, coping approaches and implications for adherence in hypertension management

Variable Frequency Percentage
Sex   
 Male 149 37.25
 Female 251 62.75
Age   
 <20 1 0.25
 20–29 12 3.00
 30–39 20 5.00
 40–49 71 17.75
 50–59 130 32.50
 60–69 105 26.25
 ≥70 61 15.25
Marital status   
 Single 39 9.75
 Married 254 63.50
 Widowed 73 18.25
 Divorced/separated 25 6.25
 Cohabiting 9 2.25
Education   
 No formal 48 12.00
 Primary 33 8.25
 Secondary 217 54.25
 Tertiary 102 25.50
Number of years of having hypertension   
 ≤10 years 318 79.50
 11–20 years 49 12.25
 21–30 years 20 5.00
 31–40 years 12 3.00
 41–50 years 1 0.25