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Table 2 Behavioral characteristics of hypertensive respondents (N = 212)

From: Hypertensive patients’ knowledge of cardiovascular disease in Calabar, Nigeria

Variable Frequency Percentage
Consume alcohol   
 Yes 76 35.8
 No 136 64.2
Smoke   
 Yes 4 1.9
 No 208 98.1
Active physical exercise*   
 Never 24 11.3
 Occasionally (less than once a week) 72 34.0
 Once or twice weekly 94 44.3
 Three or more times weekly 22 10.4
Consume fresh fruits**   
 Never 18 8.5
 Occasionally (less than once a week) 56 26.4
 Once or twice weekly 84 39.6
 Three or more times weekly 54 25.5
  1. *Sufficient physical exercise defined as 30 min of active or 50 min of passive activity within 24 h
  2. **Sufficient fresh fruit consumption defined as 3 to 5 servings within 24 h