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Table 2 Frequency distribution of the participants according to their awareness, and adherence to the hypertension guidelines

From: Adherence of doctors to hypertension clinical guidelines in academy charity teaching hospital, Khartoum, Sudan

Characteristics Number %
Awareness of major hypertension treatment guidelines (n = 150):
 Aware 138 92.0
 Not aware 12 8.0
Following certain hypertension treatment guidelines (n = 138):
 Following 98 71.0
 Not following 40 29.0
Following of updated guidelines editions (n = 98)
 Following 57 58.1
 Not following 42 42.9
Awareness of local Sudanese hypertension guidelines (n = 150):
 Aware 78 52.0
 Not aware 72 48.0
Reasons of not using the local Sudanese guidelines (n = 69):
 Lack of accessibility 55 79.7
 Low utilization 9 13.0
 Irregular updates of the local guidelines 5 7.3
Adherence of doctors to the hypertension guidelines (scoring system results) (n = 150):
 High adherence 57 38.0
 Low adherence 93 62.0
Suggestions to increase guidelines adherence rates (n = 150):
 Regular training programs 85 56.7
 Continuous assessment 38 25.3
 Imposing a local hospital treatment protocol 27 18.0