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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of included patients

From: Adherence to antihypertensive fixed-dose combination among Egyptian patients presenting with essential hypertension

Parameters Patients
Age, year 55.8 ± 10.9
GenderMale1040 (52%)
Female960 (48%
Height, cm 169.1 ± 8.3
Weight, Kg 89.5 ± 16.2
Body mass index, Kg/m2 31.4 ± 5.9
Blood pressure controlSBP < 140 mmHg847 (42.4%)
DBP < 90 mmHg1109 (55.5%)
BP < 140/90 mmHg746 (37.3%)
EthnicityMiddle eastern1665 (83.3%)
White/caucasian300 (15%)
Black35 (1.8%)
Educational levelCollege/university1160 (58%)
Primary/secondary school669 (33.5%)
Illiterate171 (8.6%)
Employment statusFull time860 (43%)
Retired355 (17.8%)
Housekeeper336 (16.8%)
Not employed246 (12.3%)
Part time203 (10.2%)
Marital statusMarried1616 (80.8%)
Widowed248 (12.4%)
Divorced71 (3.6%)
Single65 (3.3%)
Patient daily physical activity/exercise levelInactive451 (22.6%)
Low676 (33.8%)
Moderate667 (33.4%)
High206 (10.3%)
Patient have any diet control/regimen for hypertensionYes641 (32.15%)
No1359 (68%)
Smoking statusNever1503 (75.1%)
Currently299 (15%)
Quit198 (9.9%)
  1. Data were presented as mean± SD for continuous data and frequency (%) for categorical variables Percentages. SBP; systolic blood pressure, DBP; diastolic blood pressure, BP; blood pressure