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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristic of hypertensive patients attending care in referral Hospitals in Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 409)

From: Drug adherence for antihypertensive medications and its determinants among adult hypertensive patients attending in chronic clinics of referral hospitals in Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 236 57.7
 Female 173 42.3
Age
 18–38 57 13.9
 39–59 193 47.2
 > = 60 159 38.9
Marital status
 Single 39 9.5
 Married 261 63.8
 Divorced 47 11.5
 Widowed 62 15.2
Religion
 Orthodox 331 80.9
 Muslim 62 15.2
 Protestant 16 3.9
Ethnicity
 Amhara 333 81.4
 Oromo 16 3.9
 Tigrie 33 8.1
 Kimant 27 6.6
Residence
 Urban 320 78.2
 Rural 89 21.8
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 150 36.7
 Able to read and write 57 13.5
 Grade 1 – 8 66 16.1
 Grade 9 – 12 69 16.9
 Above secondary school 67 16.4
Occupational status
 Government 105 25.7
 Merchant 58 14.2
 Farmer 61 14.9
 Housewife 104 25.4
 Non employed 21 5.1
 Retired 50 12.2
 Othersa 10 2.4
Distance from the hospital(single trip)
 < = 0.5 h 222 54.3
 > 0.5 h 187 45.7
Wealth status
 Poor 130 31.8
 Medium 156 38.1
 Rich 123 30.1
  1. a Others in occupation: include daily labourer, garden, priest, NGO and private work