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Table 1 Socio-demographic, life style and clinical characteristics of study participants (N = 381)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with erectile dysfunction among adult men in Moshi municipal, Tanzania: community-based study

Characteristic Frequency %
Age group (years)
 18–39 227 60
 40–54 67 17
  ≥ 55 87 23
Education level
 No formal education 8 2
 primary education 175 46
 Secondary education/high 198 52
Marital status
 Single 127 33
 Married/cohabiting 233 61
 Divorced/widower 21 6
Alcohol intake
 Yes 185 49
 No 196 51
Tobacco use
 Yes 84 22
 No 297 78
Physical activities
 None 71 19
  < 150 min/week 65 17
  ≥ 150 min/week 245 64
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Normala 215 56
 Underweightb 28 7
 Overweightc 101 27
 Obesityd 37 10
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 Normalx 246 65
 Pre-hypertensivey 88 23
 Hypertensionz 47 12
Blood sugar level (mmol/L)
 Normalk 354 93
 Pre diabetesl 19 5
 Diabetesm 8 2
  1. a 18.5–24.9 kg/m2, b < 18.5 kg/m2,c 25–29.9 kg/m2,d ≥ 30 kg/m2
  2. x < 120/80 mmHg y 120–139/89-89 mmHg z ≥ 140/≥90 mmHg
  3. k < 7.8 mmol/L l 7.8-11 mmol/L m ≥ 11.1 mmol/L