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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: High prevalence of hypertension and of risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs): a population based cross-sectional survey of NCDS and HIV infection in Northwestern Tanzania and Southern Uganda

Tanzania - Total respondents Mwanza municipality (number = 175) District towns (number = 344) Rural (number = 576)
  Weighted % (95 % CI)a Unweighted Nb Weighted % (95 % CI)a Unweighted Nb Weighted % (95 % CI)a Unweighted Nb
Sex       
 Male 44.3 % (35.6–53.4) 77 44.6 % (37.9–51.6) 153 48.2 % (44.1–52.3) 275
 Female 55.7 % (46.6–64.4) 98 55.4 % (48.4–62.1) 191 51.8 % (47.7–55.9) 301
Age (years)       
 18–24 30.2 % (21.4-40.6) 53 31.6 % (28.4-35.1) 110 26.1 % (21.7-31.0) 145
 25–34 32.2 % (19.9-47.6) 57 38.4 % (31.2-46.2) 130 26.9 % (22.5-31.9) 156
 35–44 15.8 % (9.5 -25.0) 29 15.2 % (11.4-19.9) 52 15.9 % (13.1-19.2) 93
 ≥45 21.8 % (16.1-29.0) 36 14.8 % (9.8 -21.6) 52 31.1 % (26.8-35.7) 182
Marital status       
 Married/living as married 55.6 % (45.5–65.3) 98 60.6 % (54.1–66.7) 205 70.5 % (67.1–73.8) 410
 Divorced/separated/widowed 16.4 % (11.8–22.3) 27 12.6 % (7.9–19.6) 46 17.3 % (13.1–22.5) 96
 Single 28.0 % (20.6–36.8) 50 26.8 % (21.3–33.2) 93 12.2 % (9.3–15.7) 70
Education       
 None/incomplete primary 21.1 % (14.6–29.6) 34 20.5 % (15.3–27.0) 72 49.2 % (41.7–56.7) 276
 Completed primary 48.5 % (43.7–53.4) 85 49.9 % (44.6–55.2) 170 42.9 % (37.4–48.6) 254
 Secondary 27.0 % (20.5–34.7) 51 24.7 % (18.4–32.2) 85 7.5 % (5.0–11.3) 44
 Above secondary 3.4 % (1.2–9.0 ) 5 4.9 % (2.7–8.6 ) 17 0.4 % (0.1–1.5 ) 2
Monthly income (USD)c       
 Weighted median (IQR) 38 USD (19–114)   57 USD (25–127)   19 USD (10–38)  
Uganda - Total respondents Entebbe municipality (number = 206) District towns (number = 278) Rural (number = 432)
Sex       
 Male 38.3 % (33.6–43.3) 79 41.0 % (34.4–48.1) 108 42.5 % (37.3–47.9) 188
 Female 61.7 % (56.7–66.4) 127 59.0 % (51.9–65.6) 170 57.5 % (52.1–62.7) 244
Age (years)       
 18–24 30.1 % (23.1-38.1) 62 37.6 % (29.4-46.6) 94 25.8 % (20.3-32.2) 105
 25–34 35.4 % (29.4-41.9) 73 32.2 % (25.9-39.1) 87 22.4 % (17.5-28.3) 95
 35–44 15.5 % (12.3-19.4) 32 11.5 % (7.0 -18.4) 45 17.6 % (14.4-21.2) 78
 ≥45 18.9 % (16.5-21.7) 39 18.7 % (15.2-22.8) 52 34.2 % (27.0-42.3) 154
Marital status       
 Married/living as married 44.7 % (34.7–55.0) 92 52.7 % (44.7–60.6) 157 54.8 % (47.0–62.4) 245
 Divorced/separated/widowed 17.0 % (11.7–24.1) 35 16.1 % (10.3–24.5) 45 23.0 % (18.7–27.9) 102
 Single 38.3 % (29.6–47.9) 79 31.2 % (25.2–37.9) 76 22.2 % (16.3–29.5) 85
Education       
 None/incomplete primary 17.5 % (9.7–29.4) 36 22.2 % (18.4–26.4) 67 42.3 % (32.5–52.8) 198
 Completed primary 12.6 % (7.4–20.8) 26 11.7 % (6.3–20.6) 34 18.5 % (15.4–22.0) 83
 Secondary 56.3 % (49.5–62.9) 116 52.8 % (45.0–60.5) 145 32.1 % (26.3–38.5) 125
 Above secondary 13.6 % (8.6–20.9) 28 13.3 % (8.4–20.5) 32 7.1 % (3.8–12.9) 26
Monthly income (USD)d       
 Weighted median (IQR) 43 USD (0–109)   40 USD (0–121)   20 USD (0–60)  
  1. aWeighted estimates, adjusted for survey design with sampling weights applied. See Additional file 1 on sampling methods for more details; bactual number of respondents, without sampling weights applied; cdata missing for 3 participants from Mwanza municipality, 20 from district towns and for 39 rural participants; dMissing for 1 participant from Entebbe municipality and 2 rural participants. CI, confidence interval; IQR, interquartile range