This study aimed to assess the magnitude of cardiovascular risk factors among adult hypertensive patients attending at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia, 2018.
A total of 578 hypertensive patients were taken from cardiac follow-up. Among the hypertensive patients the magnitude of cardiovascular risk factors was 212 (36.7%). The magnitude of each cardiovascular risk factor was high. Magnitude of overweight and obesity was 33.7%. Concurrently 30.4% had habit of taking high salt diet and 27.3% were patients with dyslipidaemia. Patients with less physically active were 89.1% and 23.5% were consuming alcohol regularly. Whereas 15.9% was smoker. This study also showed that 43.3% had uncontrolled blood pressure among the hypertensive patients. After adjustment, the independent significant risk factors of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive clients were: Age [AOR (95% CI = 3.13 (1.72, 5.67)], obesity and overweight [AOR(95% CI = 9.45 (4.92, 18.15)], diabetic mellitus [AOR (95% CI = 2.13 (1.07,4.26)], smoking [AOR (95% CI = 8.39 (2.57, 27.39)], and less physical activity [AOR (95% CI = 7.07 (1.98, 25.27)].