Table 1

Weighted demographic characteristics and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Bo, Sierra Leone (n=2071)

ParameterGroup% using weights
Place of livingRural62.9
Urban37.1
GenderFemale49.0
Male51.0
Age median (IQR), n=2062Years51.0 (45.0–63.0)
Education level, n=2070No completed education67.4
Any education32.6
Marital status, n=2069Married/cohabiting72.6
Single/widowed/divorced27.4
Wealth quintile, n=1991120.5
220.5
320
419.9
519.1
Cardiovascular disease risck factors (CVDRFs)Hypertension, n=207049.6
Mean (SD) Systolic blood pressure136.19 (25.24)
Mean (SD) Diastolic blood pressure87.52 (14.11)
Diabetes, n=20193.5
Dyslipidaemia, n=8406.7
Overweight/obesity, n=194726.5
Smoking25.6
One CVD risk factor or more out of a possible 7, including cholesterol (n = 789)Including cholesterol
77.1
One CVD risk factor or more out of a possible 6, excluding cholesterol (n = 1896)Excluding cholesterol
74.5