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Table 1 Age characteristics and gender distribution of study participants

From: Prevalence of hypertension and blood pressure profile amongst urban-dwelling adults in Nigeria: a comparative analysis based on recent guideline recommendations

Characteristic Total Female Male P value
Number of participants, (%) 5365 (100) 2781 (51.8) 2584 (48.2)  
Age (mean ± SD), years 37.6 ± 13.1 37.5 ± 13.3 37.7 ± 12.9 0.61
Age range, years 16–92 16–92 16–90  
Age categories, years
Below 20 291 (5.4) 163 (5.9) 128 (5.0)  
20 to 39 2999 (55.9) 1562 (56.2) 1437 (55.6)  
40 to 59 1710 (31.9) 848 (30.5) 862 (33.4)  
≥ 60 365 (6.8) 208 (7.5) 157 (6.1) 0.02