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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of hypertensive patients and control subjects

From: Relationship of cardiovascular disease risk factors and noncoding RNAs with hypertension: a case-control study

Characteristics Hypertensive patients
(n = 402)
Controls (n = 402) χ 2 P
Gender Male 187 (46.5) 187 (46.5) 0.000 1.000
Female 215 (53.5) 215 (53.5)   
Age group (years) <  45 22 (5.5) 22 (5.5) 0.000 1.000
45–65 216 (53.7) 216 (53.7)   
≥ 65 164 (40.8) 164 (40.8)   
Marital status Single 4 (1.0) 2 (0.5) 0.850 0.660
Married 363 (90.5) 369 (91.8)   
Divorce/widowed 34 (8.5) 31 (7.7)   
Education level Elementary degree and below 148 (36.8) 133 (33.2) 3.178 0.365
Secondary degree 101 (25.1) 123 (30.7)   
Senior/technical secondary degree 104 (25.9) 99 (24.7)   
Associate degree and above 49 (12.2) 46 (11.5)   
Occupation Worker 69 (17.3) 77 (19.2) 0.646 0.886
Farmer 29 (7.3) 26 (6.5)   
Retired personnel 181 (45.3) 177 (44.0)   
Other occupation 121 (30.3) 122 (30.3)   
  1. Data are presented as n (%)