International Journal of Hypertension / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Hypertension, an Emerging Problem in Rural Cameroon: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Control

Table 2

Association between clinical characteristics and hypertension of 733 participants in Moliwe Health Area, rural Cameroon.

Risk factorsCategoriesRisk ratio (95% CI) value

Age (years) <401.0<0.001
≥404.5 (3.0–6.8)
ObesityNo1.0<0.001
Yes1.9 (1.5–2.3)
SmokingNo1.0<0.001
Yes1.5 (1.2–1.9)
AlcoholNo1.0<0.001
Yes1.6 (1.3–1.9)
DiabetesNo1.0<0.001
Yes2.1 (1.4–2.9)
Educational statusHigh (≥secondary)1.0<0.001
Low (none and primary)1.8 (1.4–2.3)
Marital statusUnmarried1.0<0.001
Married1.6

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