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Table 5 Prevalence of hypertensiona by sex and age group

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

  Municipality (Mwanza /Entebbe) District towns Rural
  Weighted % (95 % CI)b Unweighted Nc Weighted % (95 % CI)b Unweighted Nc Weighted % (95 % CI)b Unweighted Nc
Tanzania
Men       
Age group       
 18–24 years 5.7 % (0.9 -29.9) 1 / 22 19.2 % (10.2-33.2) 8 / 42 8.1 % (2.6 -22.7) 5 / 65
 25–34 years 5.4 % (1.0 -23.7) 2 / 28 4.2 % (1.1 -14.9) 2 / 55 20.5 % (15.1-27.2) 15 / 70
 35–44 years 50.9 % (23.7-77.6) 6 / 11 34.6 % (19.7-53.3) 10 / 30 15.6 % (8.8 -25.9) 8 / 51
 ≥45 years 35.9 % (18.0-58.7) 6 / 15 37.2 % (20.9-57.0) 9 / 26 25.0 % (16.1-36.5) 26 / 88
Women       
Age group       
 18–24 years 3.4 % (0.7 -14.5) 1 / 31 1.8 % (0.2 -11.8) 1 / 68 4.1 % (1.7 -9.8 ) 4 / 80
 25–34 years 7.6 % (1.9 -25.6) 2 / 29 6.7 % (2.6 -15.9) 5 / 75 9.0 % (4.2 -18.0) 7 / 86
 35–44 years 21.2 % (7.9 -45.9) 4 / 18 29.2 % (15.2-48.7) 6 / 22 7.1 % (2.5 -18.8) 4 / 42
 ≥45 years 36.3 % (20.2-56.2) 7 / 20 58.0 % (40.5-73.7) 15 / 26 41.4 % (27.7-56.6) 38 / 93
Uganda
Men       
Age group       
 18–24 years 7.4 % (1.7 -26.9) 2 / 27 16.9 % (7.6 -33.2) 4 / 35 17.4 % (8.6 -32.0) 7 / 45
 25–34 years 26.7 % (12.2-48.7) 8 / 30 14.4 % (6.8 -27.9) 3 / 34 8.6 % (3.0 -22.4) 4 / 45
 35–44 years 44.4 % (18.9-73.3) 4 / 9 41.2 % (15.1-73.3) 6 / 19 21.1 % (9.3 -41.1) 7 / 31
 ≥45 years 76.9 % (58.6-88.7) 10 / 13 70.4 % (43.1-88.3) 12 / 20 44.9 % (33.5-56.7) 31 / 67
Women       
Age group       
 18–24 years 2.9 % (0.4 -16.2) 1 / 35 2.8 % (0.5 -15.9) 2 / 59 6.0 % (2.5 -13.8) 3 / 60
 25–34 years 7.0 % (2.0 -21.8) 3 / 43 9.9 % (3.6 -24.5) 5 / 53 16.2 % (7.1 -32.8) 7 / 50
 35–44 years 26.1 % (10.8-50.6) 6 / 23 1.1 % (0.3 -4.3 ) 2 / 26 25.6 % (14.5-41.0) 10 / 47
 ≥45 years 46.2 % (33.1-59.8) 12 / 26 40.8 % (19.4-66.4) 15 / 32 50.5 % (37.8-63.1) 42 / 87
  1. aSystolic BP ≥140 and/or diastolic BP ≥90, in 3rd measurement at a single visit, or currently receiving drugs for high blood pressure; bweighted estimates, adjusted for survey design with sampling weights applied. See footnote 1 of Table 1; cactual number of respondents, without sampling weights applied. BP, blood pressure; CI, confidence interval