Table 2: Effects of gender on prehypertension and hypertension.

Variable Total sampleMenWomen

Systolic prehypertension,
 No 762353*
 Yes 543321
Diastolic prehypertension,
 No 11049 61
 Yes 20713
Systolic hypertension,
 No 11343 70*
 Yes 17134
Diastolic hypertension,
 No11345 68
 Yes17116

Notes: Groups were compared using Fisher’s exact test for dichotomous variables ( P < 0.005).