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Table 1 Characteristics of 374 patients with hypertension

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of hypertensive patients towards prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease: a cross sectional study from Palestine

Variable Total
N = 374 (%)
Gender
 Male 131 (35)
 Female 243 (65)
Age (years)
  < 65 247 (66)
  ≥ 65 127 (34)
Residency
 Village 56 (15)
 City 301 (80.5)
 Refugee camp 17 (4.5)
Employment
 Employed 98 (26.2)
 Unemployed 276 (73.8)
Body Mass Index
 Normal 38 (10.2)
 Overweight 134 (35.8)
 Obese 202 (54)
Marital status
 Married 296 (79.1)
 Unmarried 78 (20.9)
Monthly income (NISa)
 Low (Less than 2000) 230 (61.5)
 Moderate (2000–5000) 129 (34.5)
 High (More than 5000) 15 (4)
Education Level
 Uneducated 22 (5.9)
 Primary school 90 (24.1)
 High school 188 (50.3)
 University 74 (19.8)
Hypertension Duration
  < 1 year 13 (3.5)
 1–3 years 93 (24.9)
 4–5 years 69 (18.4)
  ≥ 5 years 199 (53.2)
Therapy type
 Mono therapy 174 (46.5)
 Multi therapy 200 (53.5)
Total number of chronic diseases other than hypertension
 0 79 (21.1)
 1 82 (21.9)
 2 144 (38.5)
 3 54 (14.4)
  ≥ 4 15 (4.1)
Total number of medications
  < 4 125 (33.4)
  ≥ 4 249 (66.6)
  1. a1 new Israeli shekel (NIS) equals 0.279 US Dollar