Table 1

Distribution of the respondents according to hypertension status under guidelines, n (%) (n=13 393)

CharacteristicsOverall,
N=13 393
n (%)†
Respondents with hypertension under guidelines
JNC72017 ACC/AHA
Yes (n=2827)
n (%)*
No (n=10 566)
n (%)*
P valueYes (n=5918)
n (%)*
No (n=7474)
n (%)*
P value
Age (years)
 18–294337 (32.4)266 (6.1)4071 (93.9)<0.001‡1079 (24.9)3257 (75.1)<0.001‡
 30–495002 (37.4)1083 (21.7)3919 (78.3)2463 (49.2)2539 (50.8)
 50–693188 (23.8)1101 (34.5)2087 (65.5)1851 (58.1)1337 (41.9)
 ≥70866 (6.4)377 (43.5)489 (56.5)525 (60.6)341 (39.4)
Sex
 Male5620 (42.0)1429 (25.4)4191 (39.7)<0.001‡2863 (50.9)2757 (49.1)<0.001‡
 Female7773 (58.0)1398 (18.0)6375 (82.0)3055 (39.3)4717 (60.7)
Obese/overweight
 No10 513 (78.5)1802 (17.1)8711 (82.9)<0.001‡4073 (38.7)6440 (61.3)<0.001‡
 Yes2880 (21.5)1025 (35.6)1855 (64.4)1845 (64.1)1034 (35.9)
Education
 No formal education5572 (41.6)1365 (24.5)4208 (75.5)<0.001‡2649 (47.5)2922 (52.5)<0.001‡
 Primary2172 (16.2)473 (21.8)1698 (78.2)975 (44.9)1197 (55.1)
 Secondary3699 (27.6)680 (18.4)3019 (81.6)1549 (41.9)2150 (58.1)
 Tertiary1950 (14.6)309 (15.8)1641 (84.2)745 (38.2)1205 (61.8)
Household wealth index
 Poorest2396 (17.9)449 (18.7)1947 (81.3)<0.001‡1043 (43.5)1353 (56.5)<0.001‡
 Poorer2594 (19.5)548 (21.1)2046 (80.9)1163 (44.8)1432 (55.2)
 Middle2666 (19.9)475 (17.8)2191 (82.2)1075 (40.3)1590 (59.7)
 Richer2917 (21.8)554 (19.0)2363 (81.0)1201 (41.2)1715 (58.8)
 Richest2820 (21.1)801 (28.4)2019 (77.6)1436 (50.9)1384 (49.1)
Place of residence
 Urban8191 (61.2)1831 (22.4)6360 (77.8)0.0147‡3708 (45.3)4482 (54.7)0.1588
 Rural5202 (38.8)996 (19.1)4206 (80.9)2210 (42.5)2992 (58.5)
Provinces
 Province 12365 (17.7)475 (20.1)1889 (79.9)<0.001‡1002 (42.4)1362 (57.6)<0.001‡
 Province 22748 (20.5)440 (16.0)2308 (84.0)966 (35.2)1782 (64.8)
 Province 32933 (21.9)732 (25.0)2202 (75.0)1434 (48.9)1499 (51.2)
 Province 41380 (10.3)398 (28.8)982 (71.2)765 (55.4)616 (44.6)
 Province 52184 (16.3)509 (23.3)1675 (76.7)1084 (49.6)1100 (50.4)
 Province 6674 (5.0)109 (16.2)565 (83.8)264 (39.2)410 (60.8)
 Province 71109 (8.3)164 (14.8)945 (85.2)404 (36.4)705 (65.6)
Ecological region
 Mountain856 (6.4)155 (18.1)701 (81.9)<0.001‡351 (41.0)505 (59.0)<0.001‡
 Hills5895 (44.0)1426 (24.2)4470 (75.8)2877 (48.8)3018 (51.2)
 The Terai6642 (49.6)1246 (18.8)5395 (81.2)2690 (40.5)3951 (59.5)
  • *Row percentage.

  • †Column percentage.

  • ‡P<0.05.

  • ACC/AHA, American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association; JNC7, Joint National Committee 7.