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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Non-adherence to antihypertensive pharmacotherapy in Buea, Cameroon: a cross-sectional community-based study

Variables Category Frequency (n = 183) Proportion (%)
Age (years) 20–39 15 8.2
40–59 89 48.6
≥ 60 79 43.2
Gender Male 65 35.5
Female 118 64.5
Marital status Single 17 9.3
Married 126 68.9
Divorced 3 1.6
Widow/widower 37 20.2
Religion Christian 163 89.1
Muslim 15 8.2
None 5 2.7
Educational status None 72 39.3
Primary 67 36.6
Secondary 31 16.9
Tertiary 13 7.1
Employment status Employed 95 51.9
Unemployed 88 48.1
SBP (in mmHg) Mean (SD)    162.72 (26.1)
DBP (in mmHg) Mean (SD)    98.3 (17.7)
Daily dose frequency
Median (IQR)
   2(1–3)
Number of antihypertensive drugs
Median (IQR)
   1 (1–2)
Duration of treatment in years
Median (IQR)
   3 (2–4)
  1. SBP Systolic blood pressure, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range