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Table 1 Sociodemographic, Behavioral, Anthropometric, and Biochemical characteristics of study participants in Wolaita Sodo town, Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia, in 2021 (N = 644)

From: Burden of undiagnosed hypertension and associated factors among adult populations in Wolaita Sodo Town, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent (%) Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Sex Family size
 Male 247 38.4  < 3 181 28.1
 Female 397 61.6  > 3 463 71.9
Age groups (years) Marital status
 18–30 287 44.6  Married 487 75.6
 31–43 240 37.3  Single 40 6.2
 44–56 69 10.7  Divorced 101 15.7
 > 57 48 7.5  Windowed 16 2.5
Occupation Educational status
 Unemployed 69 10.7  Primary school 48 7.5
 Employed 238 36.9  Secondary school 238 36.9
 Merchants 289 44.9  Illiterate 69 10.7
 Farmer 48 7.5  Diploma and above 289 44.9
Smoking Annual income (ETB)
 Yes 85 13.2  < 2000 289 44.9
 No 501 77.8  2001–4000 238 37
Alcohol use
 Yes 506 77.8  > 4001 69 10.7
Regular exercise
 No 80 13.2  Yes 463 71.9
Khat chewing
 Yes 501 23.8  No 181 28.1
Duration of regular exercise per day
 No 85 67.2  < 30 min 181 28.1
Unrecognized DM
 No 181 18.1  ≥30 min 463 71.9
LDL
Yes 463 81.9  Normal 363 56.4
BMI
 Normal 289 44.8  High 281 43.6
Triglyceride
 Underweight 238 36.9  Normal 501 77.8
 Overweight 69 10.7  High 85 13.2
Waist to hip
 Obese 48 7.5  Normal 384 59.6
     Overweight 132 20.5
    HDL
     Desirable ≥ 40 463 71.9
     Low < 40 181 28.1