Table 2

Sexual activity for subjects with hypertension and normotension and men and women with hypertension
Hypertension (n = 502) Normotension (n = 173) χ 2 Men with hypertension (n = 225) Women with hypertension (n = 277) χ 2
Frequency of sexual activity (times/month) 4.22 13.97**
Low (≤1) 159 (31.7) 46 (26.6) 57 (25.3) 102 (36.8)
Medium (2–3) 209 (41.6) 67 (38.7) 91 (40.4) 118 (42.6)
High (≥4) 134 (26.7) 60 (34.7) 77 (34.3) 57 (20.6)
Frequency of orgasm (times/month) 10.69** 179.27**
Low (≤1) 187 (37.3) 81 (46.8) 15 (6.70) 172 (62.1)
Medium (2–3) 225 (44.8) 53 (30.6) 134 (59.6) 91 (32.9)
High (≥4) 90 (17.9) 39 (22.5) 76 (33.7) 14 (5.0)
Frequency of sexual satisfaction (times/month) 31.67** 54.91**
Low (≤1) 95 (18.9) 67 (38.7) 15 (6.70) 80 (28.9)
Medium (2–3) 297 (59.2) 66 (38.2) 136 (60.4) 161 (58.1)
High (≥4) 110 (21.9) 40 (23.1) 74 (32.9) 36 (13.0)
Duration of sexual activity (min/time) 56.35** 25.17**
≤5 164 (32.7) 35 (20.2) 55 (24.4) 109 (39.6)
6–20 299 (59.6) 86 (49.7) 140 (62.2) 159 (57.4)
≥20 39 (7.8) 52 (30.1) 30 (13.4) 9 (3.0)
Coital position 1.11 15.64**
Man on top 379 (75.5) 132 (76.3) 151 (67.1) 228 (82.3)
Women on top 83 (16.5) 24 (13.8) 49 (21.8) 34 (12.3)
Other position 40 (8.0) 17 (9.9) 25 (11.1) 15 (5.4)
Sexual feeling 3.39
Comfortable 422 (84.1) 165 (95.4) 14.21 197 (87.6) 198 (71.5)
Uncomfortable 79 (15.9) 8 (4.6) 28 (12.4) 79 (28.5)

Data are number (%); **P < 0.01.

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:364   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-364

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