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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of hypertensive patients attending UOGCSH (N = 249)

From: Adverse effects and non-adherence to antihypertensive medications in University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital

Characteristics
Age
 Mean (±standard deviation) 56.51 (11.004)
Age at time of HTN diagnosis
 Median (interquartile range) 50 (11)
Duration of antihypertensive medication use (years)
 Median (interquartile range) 4 (5)
Sex N (%)
 Female 132 (53%)
Residence N (%)
 Urban 164 (65.9%)
Marital status N (%)
 Single 22 (8.8%)
 Married 198 (79.5%)
 Divorced 12 (4.8%)
 Widowed 17 (6.8%)
Education level N (%)
 No formal education 99 (39.8%)
 Primary education 67 (26.9%)
 Secondary education 32 (12.9%)
 College and above 51 (20.5%)
Smoking status N (%)
 Yes 13 (5.2%)
Number of antihypertensive medications used
 Median (Range) 2 (1–4)
Other medication use N (%) 86 (34.5%)