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Table 2 Hypertension prevalence across behavioral and dietary related characteristics of respondents in Gondar city (n= 679) May 2012

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

Characteristics n Percent Hypertension (%)
Smoking    
 Never 628 92.5 28.8
 Current 19 2.8 15.8
 Previously 32 4.7 25.0
Alcohol use    
 Never 360 53 28.9
 Current 251 37 24.3
 Previous 68 16 39.7
Commonly used oil/fat    
 Saturated oil 460 67.7 27.2
 Sesame/nug oil 212 31.2 31.1
 Others 7 1.0 14.3
Fruit consumption/week    
 None 340 50.1 28.8
 1-3days 317 46.7 28.1
 4-7days 22 3.2 22.7
Vegetable use/week    
 None 134 19.7 34.3
 1-3days 459 67.6 24.4
 4-7days 86 12.7 39.5
Excessive salt    
 Yes 143 21.1 33.6
 No 536 78.9 26.9
Vigorous work/week    
 None 564 83.1 29.6
 1-3 33 4.9 18.2
 4-7 82 12.0 23.2
Walking status    
 None 34 5 55.9
 Daily 479 70.5 30.5
 <daily/wk 166 24 25.7
Transportation    
 Use vehicle 522 76.9 29.9
 On foot 157 23.1 27.8
Diabetes status    
 Yes 47 6.9 66.0
 No 632 93.1 25.5
Family History of hypertension    
 Yes 81 11.9 44.4
 No 598 88.1 26.1