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Table 2 Adherence to antihypertensive medications among hypertensive patients attending UOGCSH (N = 249)

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

  Number (Percent)
Level of adherence
 Good (≥80%) 156 (62.7%)
 Poor (< 80%) 93 (37.3%)
Reasons for poor adherence
 Forgetfulness 50 (20.1%)
 Economic reasons 6 (2.4%)
 Drug cause discomfort or malaise 6 (2.4%)
 BP was normal 1 (0.4%)
 BP was too low 3 (1.2%)
 Unavailability of drugs in the market 7 (2.8%)
 Fasting 14 (5.6%)
 Traveling 5 (2.0%)
 Forgetfulness and economic reasons 1 (0.4%)
Importance of missed dose on BP
 None 160 (64.3%)
 Little 31 (12.4%)
 Some 25 (10.0%)
 Many 33 (13.3%)