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Table 1 Socio-demographic/Clinical variables of hypertensive Patients attending Clinics at the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria

From: Antihypertensive prescription among black patients without compelling indications: prescription, effectiveness, quality and cost of medication

Variable Frequency (n = 1050) Percentage (%)
Sexa
  Female 646 61.5
Male 404 38.5
Agea
  30–39 68 6.5
40–49 135 12.9
50–59 256 24.4
60–69 323 30.8
70–79 231 22.0
≥80 37 3.5
BMIa
  <18.5 49 4.7
18.5–24.9 364 34.7
25.0–29.9 334 31.8
≥30 303 28.9
No. of antihypertensive drugs prescribed
  0 19 1.8
1 122 11.6
2 445 42.4
3 369 35.1
4 85 8.1
5 10 1.0
No. of fixed dose combination containing two or more classes of antihypertensive drugs prescribed
  2 61 5.8
3 4 0.4
Blood Pressure Controla
  SBP/DBP controlled 369 35.1
SBP/DBP uncontrolled 381 36.3
Only SBP controlled 153 14.6
Only DBP controlled 140 13.3
Missing data 7 0.7
  1. aχ2, P < 0.0005