Table 2

Clinical and medication-related factors of hypertensive patients visiting public health hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 (n=402)

VariablesFrequencyPer cent (%)
Blood pressure control status
 Controlled22656.2
 Uncontrolled17643.8
Presence of comorbidity
 Yes14135.1
 No26164.9
Medication cost coverage
 Health insurance26164.9
 Self-funded9423.4
 Free of charge4711.7
Duration of treatment (years)
 <520150
 5–1014034.8
 >106115.2
Number of medications
 Monotherapy15438.3
 Dual therapy15638.8
 Triple therapy & +9222.9
Medication side effect
 Yes18145
 No22155
Patient–physician relationship
 Good35087.1
 Poor5212.9