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Table 3 Age and sex adjusted distribution of normal blood pressure, and prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension in urban and rural populations

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

Residence Sex Age Normal BP Prehypertension Hypertension
Urban Male 18–29 71 (53.4%) 47 (34.6%) 16 (12.0%)
30–49 19 (41.3%) 13 (28.3%) 14 (30.4%)
≥ 50 8 (20.5%) 14 (35.9%) 20 (47.6%)
  all 98 (44.1%) 74 (33.3%) 50 (22.5%)
Female 18–29 154 (57.9%) 87 (32.7%) 25 (9.4%)
30–49 59 (51.8%) 31 (28.2%) 22 (19.6%)
≥ 50 25 (26.0%) 28 (29.2%) 43 (44.8%)
  all 238 (50.2%) 146 (30.8%) 90 (19.0%)
  Total   336 (48.3%) 220 (31.6%) 140 (20.1%)
Rural Male 18–29 41 (41.0%) 46 (46.0%) 13 (13.0%)
30–49 23 (30.3%) 37(48.7%) 16 (21.1%)
≥ 50 12 (26.7%) 19 (42.2%) 14 (31.0%)
  All 76 (34.4%) 102 (46.2%) 43 (19.5%)
Female 18–29 81 (52.9%) 62 (40.5%) 10 (6.5%)
30–49 23 (32.9%) 35 (50.0%) 12 (17.1%)
≥ 50 12 (28.6%) 21 (50.0%) 9 (21.4%)
  All 116 (43.8%) 118 (44.5%) 31 (11.5%)
  Total   192 (39.5%) 220 (45.3%) 74 (15.2%)
Total Male All 174 (39.3%) 176 (39.7%) 93 (21.0%)
Female All 354 (47.9%) 264 (35.7%) 121 (16.4%)
  All   528 (44.7%) 440 (37.2%) 214 (18.1%)