Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of patients with hypertension (n=375)

Characteristicsn (%) or mean (SD) or median (IQR)
Age in years, mean (SD)57.7 (13.4)
Gender
 Male164 (43.7)
 Female211 (56.3)
Ethnicity
 Brahmin85 (22.6)
 Chhetri79 (21.1)
 Janajati197 (52.5)
 Madhesi4 (1.1)
 Dalit10 (2.7)
Marital status
 Currently married308 (82.1)
 Never married5 (1.4)
 Widowed59 (15.7)
 Divorced/separated3 (0.8)
Family type
 Nuclear205 (54.7)
 Joint170 (45.3)
Education
 No formal education172 (45.9)
 Primary71 (18.9)
 Secondary63 (16.8)
 Higher69 (18.4)
Work status
 Working153 (40.8)
 Not working222 (59.2)
Income
 Below poverty line43 (11.5)
 Above poverty line332 (88.5)
Daily per capita income ($/person/day), median (IQR)3.1 (2.4–4.4)
  • %, percent; IQR, interquartile range; n, frequency; SD, standard deviation.