Table 3

 Age adjusted prevalence (in percentage) of hypertension and prevalence difference adjusted for hypertension risk factors according to educational level

MenWomen
HighMiddleLow% Reduction*HighMiddleLow% Reduction*
* Percentage of the age adjusted prevalence difference in low educational level explained by the adjustment factors.
Number of participants3015807351787211219
Age adjusted prevalence59.864.166.464.865.969.8
Prevalence difference (95% confidence interval) adjusted for:
Age0.04.36.60.01.15.0
(−2.4, 11.8)(0.0, 14.0)(−6.4, 9.6)(−2.6, 13.5)
Age and general obesity0.05.15.910.60.00.84.020.0
(−1.5, 12.4)(−0.5, 13.0)(−6.6, 9.0)(−3.3, 12.2)
Age and central obesity0.04.76.8−3.00.0−0.72.158.0
(−1.9, 12.0)(0.4, 14.0)(−7.7, 7.3)(−4.9, 10.0)
Age and physical activity0.04.16.17.60.01.53.726.0
(−2.5, 11.6)(−0.5, 13.6)(−4.9, 8.5)(−2.6, 10.7)
Age and heavy alcohol intake0.04.46.9−4.50.01.15.0
(−2.3, 11.8)(0.3, 14.4)(−6.4, 9.6)(−2.6, 13.5)
Age and heavy intake of cured meats0.04.16.51.50.01.14.84.0
(−2.6, 13.8)(−0.1, 13.8)(−6.5, 9.6)(−2.8, 13.3)
Age and height0.04.26.51.50.01.45.3−6.0
(−2.6, 11.7)(−0.3, 14.1)(−6.8, 9.3)(−3.6, 12.9)
Age and father’s social class0.05.67.7−16.60.00.74.216.0
(−1.4, 13.5)(0.7, 15.5)(−6.8, 9.3)(−3.6, 12.9)
Age and all factors0.04.55.418.20.00.10.786.0
(−1.9, 11.7)(−1.2, 12.9)(−4.4, 5.0)(−3.8, 5.5)