Table 1

Characteristics of interview participants

Age groupUrbanRuralPrevious hypertension diagnosis
FemaleMaleFemaleMaleYesNo
30–497132112
50–7066105225
  • Those in the rural areas are mainly involved in agriculture (eg, farming and fishing). Those in the urban areas are mostly informal and contractual workers (eg, drivers, vendors, house help and factory workers). The study included participants who did not receive any previous hypertension diagnosis but were measured to have elevated blood pressure by the RESPOND quantitative team.

  • RESPOND, Responsive and Equitable Health Systems—Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases.