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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of respondents (n = 40)

From: Perceptions of inhibitors and facilitators for adhering to hypertension treatment among insured patients in rural Nigeria: a qualitative study

Characteristics N (%)
Age group (years)  
30-50 9 (22.5%)
50-70 26 (65%)
70-90 5 (12.5%)
Gender  
Male 16 (40%)
Female 24 (60%)
Educational level  
None or primary education 28 (70%)
Secondary education 9 (22.5%)
Tertiary education 3 (7.5%)
Ethnicity  
Nupe 6 (15%)
Yoruba 31 (77.5%)
Others 3 (7.5%)
Religion  
Christianity 25 (62.5%)
Islam 15 (37.5%)
Marital status  
Married 38 (95%)
Widowed 2 (5%)
Employment status  
Unemployed 1 (2.5%)
Self-employed* 39 (97.5%)
Income level (USD per day)  
Less than 2 23 (57.5%)
2 – 4 9 (22.5%)
More than 5 8 (20%)
Health insurance status  
Insured (Hygeia Community Health Care Plan) 40 (100%)
Hypertension control status  
Controlled 20 (50%)
Uncontrolled 20 (50%)
Duration of hypertension history (years)  
1 – 5 28 (70%)
5 – 10 7 (17.5%)
Above 10 5 (12.5%)
Co-morbid conditions  
Diabetes 7 (17.5%)
Others (osteoarthritis, peptic ulcer disease) 7 (17.5%)
None 26 (65%)
  1. *Most frequent employment types: artisanship/farming/trading/hunting/fishing.