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Table 1 Description of selected sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Pattern of blood pressure distribution and prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension among adults in Northern Ethiopia: disclosing the hidden burden

  Urban Rural Total
Residence 697 (58.8%) 486 (41.1%) 1183
Sex Male 222 (31.9%) 221 (45.5%) 443 (37.4%)
Female 475 (68.1%) 265 (54.5%) 740 (62.4%)
Age 18-29 400 (57.6%) 253 (52.1%) 653 (55.3%)
30-49 156 (22.5%) 146 (30.0%) 302 (25.6%)
≥ 50 138 (19.9%) 87 (17.9%) 225 (19.1%)
Education No formal education 224 (32.1%) 185 (38.1%) 409 (34.6%)
Elementary (1–6) 90 (12.9%) 112 (23.0%) 202 (17.1%)
Junior (7–8) 89 (12.8%) 85 (17.5%) (174) 14.7%
High school (9–12) 201 (28.8%) 98 (20.2%) 299 (25.3%)
College and above 93 (13.3%) 6 (1.2%) 99 (8.4%)
Monthly income < 600birr/month 619 (88.8%) 436 (89.7%) 1055 (89.2%)
600-1200birr/month 45 (6.5%) 43 (8.8%) 88 (7.4%)
> 1200birr/month 32 (4.6%) 7 (1.4%) 39 (3.3%)
Level of physical activity Mostly sedentary 30 (4.2%) 19 (3.9%) 49 (4.0%)
Involved in simple activities 631(87.6%) 410 (83.5%) 1041 (86.0%)
Involved in sport and heavier physical activities 59 (8.2%) 62 (12.6%) 121 (10.0%)
Body mass index < 18.5 138 (19.9%) 89 (18.3%) 227 (19.2%)
18.5 ≥  BMI < 25 450 (64.8%) 334 (68.7%) 784 (66.4%)
  ≥ 25 106 (15.3%) 63 (13.0%) 169 (14.3%)