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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Factors associated with self-efficacy in patients with hypertension: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Number (%)
Gender
 Male 194 (51.5)
 Female 183 (48.5)
Age (year)
 Less than 65 276 (73.2)
 65 or more 101 (26.8)
Residency
 Village 76 (20.2)
 City 267 (70.8)
 Refugee camp 34 (9.0)
Employment
 Employed 170 (45.1)
 Unemployed 207 (54.9)
BMI
 Normal 55 (14.6)
 Overweight 122 (32.4)
 Obese 200 (53.1)
Marital status
 Married 312 (82.8)
 Unmarried 65 (17.2)
Monthly income (NIS) a
 Low (less than 2000) 98 (26.0)
 Moderate (2000–5000) 227 (60.2)
 High ( more than 5000) 52 (13.8)
Education level
 Uneducated 16 (4.2)
 Primary school 69 (18.3)
 High school 136 (36.1)
 University 156 (41.4)
Hypertension duration
 Less than 1 year 13 (3.4)
 1–3 years 58 (15.4)
 4–5 years 21 (5.6)
 5 years or more 285 (75.6)
Therapy type
 Monotherapy 252 (66.8)
 Multi therapy 125 (33.2)
Total number of chronic diseases b
 1 or less 304 (80.6)
 2 67 (17.8)
 3 or more 6 (1.6)
Total number of medications
 Less than 4 273 (72.4)
 4 or more 104 (27.6)
  1. NIS New Israeli Shekel
  2. a1 Israeli New Shekel equals 0.29 US dollar
  3. bTotal number of chronic diseases other than hypertension