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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants (n = 386)

From: Factors predicting home medication management practices among chronically ill older population of selected districts of Nepal

Characteristics Categories n (%)
Demography aAge (years) 60–96 69(11)
Gender Male 226(58.5)
Female 160(41.5)
Level of education Never went to school 227(58.8)
Primary 90(23.3)
Secondary 38(9.8)
Higher secondary 24(6.2)
Graduation and above 7(1.8)
Marital Status Unmarried 4(1.0)
Married 255(66.1)
Divorced 3(0.8)
Widowed 103(26.7)
Separated 21(5.4)
Illness Types of disease Hypertension 126(32.6)
Diabetes 68(17.6)
Asthma 45(11.7)
Rheumatoid Arthritis 14(3.6)
Multiple diseases 75(19.4)
Others 58(15.0)
Duration of diseases More than 6 months 29(7.5)
More than 1 years 64(16.6)
More than 2 years 75(19.4)
More than 3 years 218(56.5)
Lifestyle Alcohol consumption Yes 66(17.1)
No 320(82.9)
Smoking Yes 95(24.6)
No 291(75.4)
Chewing tobacco Yes 53(13.7)
No 333(86.3)
Go for morning/evening walk or do yoga Yes 189(49.0)
No 197(51.0)
  1. aMedian(IQR) instead of n(%)