International Journal of Hypertension / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

An Analysis of Anthropometric Indicators and Modifiable Lifestyle Parameters Associated with Hypertensive Nephropathy

Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of the population under study stratified by hypertension and treatment status.

ParameterControlHPT-naïveHPT-therapy value

Respondents61 (25.3)40 (16.6)140 (58.1)nd
Female45 (73.8)22 (55.0)84 (60.0)0.0980
Male16 (26.2)18 (45.0)56 (40.0)
Formal sector45 (74.2)10 (24.4)44 (31.7)<0.0001
Informal sector16 (25.8)30 (75.6)96 (68.3)
Alcoholics22 (36.1)32 (80.0)76 (54.3)<0.0001
Smokers3 (4.9)9 (22.5)20 (14.3)0.0340
Exercise36 (59.0)27 (67.5)89 (63.6)0.6760
Positive family history40 (65.6)31 (77.5)104 (74.3)0.3330
Herbal medicine intake33 (54.1)24 (60.0)79 (56.4)0.8430
Nonprescribed drug intake36 (59.0)22 (55.0)82 (58.6)0.9090

Data is presented as figure with corresponding percentage in parenthesis. HPT-naïve: newly diagnosed hypertensive not on antihypertensive drugs; HPT-therapy: hypertensives on antihypertensives. is significant at 0.005.

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