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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Addis Ababa, December 2006.

From: Population based prevalence of high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa: uncovering a silent epidemic

  Frequency %
Sex   
   Male 1538 41.4
   Female 2175 58.6
Age group
   25–34 1117 30.1
   35–44 1053 28.4
   45–54 897 24.2
   55–64 646 17.4
Religion
   Christian 3457 93.1
   Moslem 256 6.9
Ethnic group
   Amhara 1957 52.7
   Oromo 750 20.2
   Guraghe 426 11.5
   Tigre 311 8.4
   Other 269 7.2
Education level
   No formal education 864 23.3
   Primary (1–6) 843 22.7
   Secondary (7–12) 1566 42.2
   Above secondary 440 11.9
Paid work (income generating)
   Yes 1668 44.9
   No 2045 55.1