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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of case and control groups. Study on the effect of education on the hypertension preventive behaviors among the staff of the Iran University of Medical Sciences, during 2019

From: The effect of education based on health belief model on promoting preventive behaviors of hypertensive disease in staff of the Iran University of Medical Sciences

Characteristic Cases Controls P-value
Age (years)
 Mean ± SD 41.94 ± 9.04 40 ± 8.38 0.241a
Work experience (years)
 Mean ± SD 15.98 ± 8.99 14.41 ± 8.80 0.363a
Gender
 Male 28 (43.8%) 27 (56.3%) 0.858b
 Female 36 (42.2%) 37 (57.8%)
BP history
 Yes 10 (15.6%) 8 (12.5%) 0.611b
 No 54 (84.4%) 56 (87.5%)
Education
 High School diploma 12 (18.8%) 8 (12.5%) 0.572b
 Undergraduate degree 29 (45.3%) 29 (45.3%)
 Postgraduate degree 23 (35.9%) 27 (42.2%)
  1. a Mann-Whitney test was used,
  2. b Chi-squared test was used