Non-adherence to drug treatment in patients of essential hypertension

We conducted a cross-sectional study on 120 patients (mean age 57 ± 11 years) of essential hypertension at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and a private clinic. Approximately 69.2% of patients were males. The educational level varied; 32.5% had no education, 19.2% had a primary education, 29.2% had secondary or higher secondary education and 19.0% had a bachelor degree or higher. About one-fourth were unemployed.


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