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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of hypertensive patients in Durame and Nigist Elleni Mohamed Memorial General Hospitals, SNNPR, May 2016 (N = 205)

From: Lifestyle modification practice and associated factors among diagnosed hypertensive patients in selected hospitals, South Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Age
  < 65 years 174 84.9
  > =65 years 12 15.1
Sex
 Male 100 48.8
 Female 105 51.2
Marital status
 Married 136 66.3
 Single 24 11.7
 Divorced 15 7.3
 Widowed 30 14.6
Educational status
 Formal education 87 57.6
 No formal education 118 42.4
Employment status
 Government employee 63 30.7
 Private employee 63 30.7
 Merchant 36 17.6
 Housewife 23 11.2
 Daily laborer 14 6.8
 Retired 6 2.9
Religion
 Orthodox 65 31.7
 Protestant 105 51.2
 Muslim 10 4.9
 Catholic 25 12.2
Ethnicity
 Hadiya 102 49.8
 Kembata 57 27.8
 Gurage 21 10.2
 Wolaita 16 7.8
 others 9 4.4
Average monthly Income
  < 500ETB 48 23.4
 500-999 ETB 61 29.8
  > =1000 ETB 96 46.8