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Table 3 Physical measurements for hypertensive clients on ART, Kadoma City, 2016

From: Determinants of uncontrolled hypertension among clients on anti-retroviral therapy in Kadoma City, Zimbabwe, 2016

Variable Uncontrolled hypertension p value
Yes n(%) No n(%)
Systolic blood pressure (+/-SD) 151 (+/-15.46) 118 (+/-8.91) <0.05
Diastolic blood pressure (+/-SD) 92 (+/-9.14) 75 (+/-7.05) <0.05
Height in cm
  ≤ 150 4 (3) 3 (2) 0.68
 151–160 47 (31) 62 (41)  
 161–170 82 (54) 75 (49)  
 170–180 19 (12) 12 (8)  
Median height in cm (Q1=; Q3=) 164 (Q1 = 160; Q3 = 169) 162 (Q1 = 158; Q3 = 168)  
Weight in kg
  ≤ 50 8 (5) 27 (17) 0.52
 51–60 35 (23) 54 (36)  
 61–70 51 (34) 43 (28)  
 71–80 37 (24) 16 (11)  
 81–90 13 (9) 10 (7)  
 91–100 8 (5) 2 (1)  
Median weight in kg (Q1=; Q3=) 69 (Q1 = 61; Q3 = 77) 60 (Q1 = 54; Q3 = 67)  
BMI
 Underweight 1 (1) 11 (7) <0.05
 Normal 22 (15) 10 (7)  
 Overweight 76 (50) 107 (70)  
 Obese 52 (34) 24 (16)  
Waist circumference (Q1=; Q3=) 78 (Q1 = 71; Q3 = 86) 75 (Q1 = 71; Q3 = 82)