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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Gondar city, North West Ethiopia, May 2012(n= 679)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among adults in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Sex   
  Male 323 47.6
  Female 356 52.4
Age   
  35-44 263 38.7
  45-54 162 23.9
  55-64 109 16.1
  >=65 145 21.4
Marital status   
  Single 73 10.8
  Married 355 52.3
  Divorced 106 15.6
  Widowed 145 21.4
Education level   
  No formal education 245 16.1
  Primary level 157 23.1
  Secondary level 172 25.3
  Tertiary level 105 15.5
Occupation   
  Government employed 107 15.8
  Merchant 127 18.7
  Daily laborer 98 14.4
  House wife 240 35.3
  Retired 70 10.3
  Others* 37 5.4
Religion   
  Orthodox 556 81.9
  Muslim 112 16.5
  Protestant 7 1.0
  Others** 4 0.6
Ethnicity   
  Amhara 569 83.8
  Tgrie 62 9.1
  Kimant 40 5.9
  Others 8 1.2
Monthly income   
  ≤ 750 173 25.5
  751-1300 165 24.3
  1301-2000 187 27.5
  >2000 154 22.7
  1. *= Drivers, farmers **= Catholic, no religious affiliation.