Hypertension is a significant public health challenge contributing to cardiovascular disease and stroke, and leads to premature mortality and disability both globally and locally. The prevalence of hypertension was 35.4%, significantly higher in women (40.8%) than in men (30.7%). More than one third (37.9%) of those with hypertension were not compliant with prescribed medications, significantly higher among women (44.4%) than men (28.6%). Approximately 68% were aware, with women (75.6%) significantly higher than men (60.3%). The treatment rates were 87.7% and women were less likely (46.7%) to have their blood pressure controlled than men (47.2%).