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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics of participants with and without persistent hypertension

From: Factors associated with persistent hypertension after puerperium among women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Mulago hospital, Uganda

Characteristics Normal Blood Pressure at 6 weeks postpartum Persistent hypertension 6 weeks postpartum P-value
  n = 141   n = 54   
  n (%) n (%)  
Age in complete years      
15-19 36 (25.5) 3 (5.6)  
20-24 49 (34.6) 18 (33.3) 0.001
25-29 35 (24.8) 12 (22.2)  
30-34 16 (11.3) 13 (24.1)  
35-39 3 (2.1) 7 (12.6)  
40 years and above 2 (1.4) 1 (1.9)  
Education      
No formal education 4 (2.9) 1 (1.2)  
Primary 60 (42.9) 21 (39.6)  
Secondary 58 (41.4) 29 (54.7) 0.187
Tertiary 18 (12.9) 2 (3.8)  
Occupation      
Peasant/house wife 92 (65.2) 35 (64.8)  
Business woman 35 (24.8) 15 (27.8) 0.325
Unemployed 14 (9.9) 4 (7.4)  
Marital status      
Single 30 (21.3) 8 (14.8)  
Married 111 (78.7) 46 (85.2) 0.640
Family history of Hypertension      
Yes 65 (46.1) 32 (59.3)  
No 76 53.9) 22 (40.7) 0.230
History of Diabetes      
Yes 20 (14.2) 11 (20.4)  
No 121 (85.8 43 (79.6) 0.570
History of pre-eclampsia among sisters      
Yes 26 (17.3) 10 (19.2) 0.752
No 115 (82.7) 42 (80.8)  
History of smoking      
Yes 4 (2.8) 2 (1.9) 0.714
No 137 (97.2) 52 (98.1)  
History of alcohol      
Yes 42 (29.8) 18 (33.3) 0.574
No 99 (72.2) 36 (66.6)