Table 1

Sample characteristics

VariablesTotal number or percentage
Total population28, 455
% of male respondents50.7
% of female respondents49.3
% of respondents with normal blood pressure56.0
% of respondents with prehypertension32.1
% of respondents with stage 1 hypertension8.4
% of respondents with stage 2 hypertension3.5
% of respondents belonging to 18–29 age group26.4
% of respondents belonging to 30–44 age group36.2
% of respondents belonging to 45–59 age group25.9
% of respondents belonging to 60 and above age group11.5
Median age of the respondents (in years)38
Religion and ethnicity (%)
 Hindu SC34.2
 Hindu ST7.7
 Hindu non-SC/ST31.0
 Non-Hindu27.1
Educational attainment (%)
 Non-literate39.1
 Primary21.0
 Secondary29.1
 Higher10.8
Current tobacco user (smoked or used any tobacco related products in last 7 days)41.1
Alcohol user (at least one standard drink * in 30 days preceding the survey)10.9
BMI (kg/m2)
 <18.542.8
 18.5–22.943.5
 23.0–24.97.5
 ≥25.06.2
Mean monthly per capita expenditure (in Indian rupees)Rs. 980 (Rs. 175, Rs. 19, 825)
  • *Refers to 30 mL of spirits, 285 mL of beer or 120 mL of wine; ( ) denotes range.

  • BMI, body mass index; SC, scheduled caste; ST, scheduled tribe.