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Table 1 Descriptive summary of the nine studies on prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia and included in the meta-analysis, 2014

From: Prevalence of hypertension in Ethiopia: a systematic meta-analysis

Author (Publication year) Region Settings (urban/rural) Study base (population based/hospital-based) Age group of subjects Sample size Response rates (%) Prevalence with its 95 % CI
Awoke A et al. [3] 2012 Gondar/Amhara Urban Population > = 35 679 97.6 28.3 (24.9–31.7)
Tesfaye F et al. [16] 2009 Addis Ababa Urban Population 25–64 3273 88.1 30.3 (28.7–31.9)
Bonsa F et al. [18] 2014 Bedele/Oromia Urban Population > = 15 396 93.8 16.9 (13.2–20.6)
Gudina EK et al. [22] 2013 Jimma/oromia Urban/rural 57 % from rural Hospital based > = 15 774 94.83 13.2 (10.8–15.6)
Nshisso LD et al. [19] 2012 Addis Abba Urban Gov’t employee >15 2153 100 19.1 (17.1–20.8)
Giday A et al. [23] 2010 Sidama zone/Southern Region Both Urban & rural Hospital/Population 15-80 444/395 88.9 18.8 (15.1–23.1)
Mengistu MD et al. [20] 2014 Humera/Mekele Both Urban & rural Community > = 18 1183 100 18.1 (15.9–20.3)
Muluneh AT et al. [17] 2012 SW Ethiopia, Gilgel Gibe/Southern Region Both Urban & rural Community/population 15–64 3223 81.3 9.3 (8.3,10.3)
Helelo TP et al. [21] 2013 Durame/Southern region Urban Population > = 31 518 98.6 22.4 (18.8,26)