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Table 1 Distribution of demographic and lifestyle variables among the hypertensive cases and controls

From: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene polymorphism, global DNA methylation and blood pressure: a population based study from North India

  Controls Hypertensive cases p-value
Age (years)
Median (IQR)
45 (38–52) 50 (42–57) < 0.01
Sex    
 Male 56 (21.3%) 83 (38.1%) < 0.01
 Female 207 (78.7%) 135 (61.9%)  
Smoking    
 Yes 122 (47.5%) 127 (58.5%) 0.02
 No 135 (52.5%) 90 (41.5%)  
Alcohol    
 Yes 15 (5.7%) 24 (11.1%) 0.03
 No 247 (94.3%) 193 (88.9%)  
Diet    
 Vegetarian 250 (95.4%) 194 (89.4%) 0.01
 Non-vegetarian 12 (4.6%) 23 (10.6%)