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Table 2 Setting, clinical and treatment related characteristic of respondents, Northwest Ethiopia referral hospitals, 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

Variables Frequency Percent
Setting/hospitals/
 Gondar university hospital 154 37.7
 Debre Markos hospital 67 16.3
 Felege Hiwot hospital 188 46.0
Blood Pressure status (systolic/diastolic)
 Uncontrolled 246 60.1
 Controlled 163 39.9
Duration since diagnose of hypertension
  < 4 years 285 69.7
  > = 4 124 30.3
Duration since starting treatment
  < 3 years 175 42.8
  > = 3 years 234 57.2
Number of anti hypertensive drugs:
 Mono therapy 231 56.5
 Two drugs 148 36.2
 Three drugs and above 30 7.3
Number of tabs per day:
 One 206 50.4
 Two 121 29.6
 Three and more 82 20
Dosage frequency:
 Once daily 225 55
 Two times/day 164 49.9
 Three times and above 20 4.2
Medical cost per month(birr) for hypertension
  < =50 174 42.5
  > 50 235 57.5
Co- morbidity
 Yes 142 34.7
 No 267 65.3
Number of co morbidity
 None 267 65.3
 One 120 29.3
 Two 22 5.4