Table 2: Prevalence of hypertension by sociodemographic characteristics.

VariablesNormal (%)Hypertensive (%)Total (%)P value
(n=143)(n=73)(n=216)

Age<0.001
25-4477(79.0)20(21.0)97(44.9)
45-6450(61.0)32(39.0)82(38.0)
65+16(43.0)21(57.0)37(17.1)
Marital Status0.256
No42(61.0)27(39.0)69(31.9)
Yes101(69.0)46(31.0)147(68.1)
Level of Education0.685
No formal Education63(63.0)37(37.0)100(46.3)
Primary34(65.0)18(35.0)52(24.1)
Secondary34(71.0)14(29.0)48(22.2)
Tertiary12(75.0)4(25.0)16(7.4)
Employment Status0.441
Employed90(68.0)42(32.0)132(61.1)
Unemployed53(63.0)31(37.0)84(38.9)
Religious Status0.368
Islam5(83)1(17.0)6(2.8)
Christianity138(66)72(34.0) 210(97.2)