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Table 2 Prevalence of hypertension in Nepal classified by area, age, and gender

From: Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension in Nepal: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Characteristics Male Female Both genders
Residence
 Urban 33.8 (26.3, 41.8) 27.6 (20.9, 34.8) 28.4 (22.4, 34.7)
 Suburban 31.5 (23.8, 39.7) 22.4 (18.5, 26.5) 25.5 (21.4, 29.8)
 Rural 30.2 (20.5, 40.9) 13.1 (7.7, 19.6) 24.4 (17.9, 31.6)
Age (years)
  < 30 7.0 (6.0,8.2) 2.8 (2.1,3.4) 8.1 (4.9,12.0)
 30–39 24.4 (15.3,34.8) 13.4 (9.5,17.9) 16.2 (13.8,18.7)
 40–49 32.6 (19.3,47.4) 29.1 (19.5,39.8) 28.9 (22.4,35.8)
 50–59 44.9 (27.7,62.7) 39.4 (26.6,53.0) 35.6 (26.8,45.0)
 ≥ 60 44.7 (33.7,55.9) 44.7 (33.3,56.5) 43.5 (33.8,53.5)
 < 40 19.9 (9.0,33.7) 10.7 (4.6,19.0) 13.2 (9.2,17.7)
 ≥ 40 41.8 (29.6,54.4) 37.9 (28.0,48.4) 36.8 (29.4,44.5)
 Total 31.6 (27.3, 36.1) 20.0 (14.2, 26.6) 27.3 (23.8, 30.9)