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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample

From: Mental health in hypertension: assessing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress on anti-hypertensive medication adherence

Variable Frequency Percentage
Sex   
Male 149 37.25
Female 251 62.75
Age   
< 20 1 0.25
20 - 29 12 3.00
30 - 39 20 5.00
40 - 49 71 17.75
50 - 59 130  
60 - 69 105 26.25
≥ 70 61 15.25
Marital status   
Single 39 9.75
Married 254 63.50
Widowed 73 18.25
Divorced/separated 25 6.25
Co-habiting 9 2.25
Education   
No formal 48 12.00
Primary 33 8.25
Secondary 217 54.25
Tertiary 102 25.50
Religious affiliation   
Christian (spiritual) 18 4.50
Christian (Charismatic/Pentecostal) 166 41.50
Christian (Orthodox) 174 43.50
Muslim 20 5.00
African Traditional Religion 4 1.00
Other 18 4.50
Number of years of having hypertension   
≤ 10 years 318 79.50
11 – 20 years 49 12.25
21 – 30 years 20 5.00
31 – 40 years 12 3.00
41 – 50 years 1 0.25
Level of adherence   
Low 323 80.75
Moderate 50 12.50
High 27 6.75