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Table 3 Health profile related, individual related and source of information related factors among hypertensive patients in Durame and Nigist Elleni Mohamed Memorial General Hospitals, SNNP, 2016(N = 205)

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

Variables Lifestyle Modification Practice
Good Poor
N (%) N (%)
Knowledgeable about Hypertension
 Yes 23(25.0) 68(75)
 No 33(29.2) 80(70.8)
Duration since diagnosis
  < 2 years 6(13.6) 38(86.4)
 2-5 years 30(33.3) 60(66.7)
 5-10 years 19(28.4) 48(71.6)
  > 10 years 1(25.0) 3(75.0)
Family history of Hypertension
 Yes 20(31.7) 43(68.3)
 No 36(25.4) 106(74.6)
Hear information about lifestyles
 Yes 39(33.1) 79(66.9)
 No 17(19.5) 70(80.5)
Source of information
 Health professionals 31(35.2) 57(64.8)
 Different medias 6(33.3) 12(66.7)
 Family and friends 3(21.4) 11(78.6)
Co-morbidity
 Yes 23(25.8) 66(74.2)
 No 33(28.4) 83(71.6)