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Table 2 Distribution of normal blood pressure pre-hypertension and hypertension by sex

From: Pre-hypertension in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total (N = 4142) % (CI) Women (N = 2665) % (CI) Men (N = 1477) % (CI) P-value
Normal BP 41.5 (40.0-43.0) 46.8 (44.8-48.7) 32.1 (29.7-34.5) < 0.001
Pre-hypertension 35.2 (33.8-36.7) 30.5 (28.9-32.3) 43.7 (41.2-46.3) < 0.001
Hypertension 23.2 (21.9-24.5) 22.7 (21.1-23.4) 24.2 (22.0-26.4) 0.30
Raised BP* 58.5 (57.0-60.0) 53.2 (51.3-55.1) 67.9 (65.4-70.3) < 0.001
Age standardized prevalence
Normal BP 37.6 (36.1-39.1) 41.7 (39.8-43.6) 30.5 (28.2-32.8) < 0.001
Pre-hypertension 33.9 (32.0-34.9) 29.4 (27.7-31.2) 41.6 (39.2-44.1) < 0.001
Hypertension 28.5 (27.2-29.9) 28.9 (27.2-30.6) 27.9 (25.6-30.2) 0.64
Raised BP* 62.0(60.5-63.4) 58.3 (56.3-60.2) 69.5 (67.2-71.8) < 0.001
  1. *Includes pre-hypertension and hypertension.
  2. P-value is for the difference between women and men.