Table 2

Demographic and clinical characteristics of population by intensification of therapy

Variable

Non-Intensified Case (N = 157)

Intensified Case (N = 600)

P value*


Patient race/ethnicity (%):

0.03

White

19.7

80.3

Black

18.1

81.9

Hispanic

28.5

71.5

Men (%)

29.1

27.7

0.74

Age:

0.10

<65 years

18.8

81.2

≥65 years

23.8

76.2

Annual household income:

0.93

≤$35,500

20.4

79.6

$35,501–$43,140

19.7

80.3

$43,141–$55,365

22.4

77.6

> $55,365

20.5

79.5

Insurance:

0.15

Private/Medicare (%)

19.5

80.5

Medicaid (%)

27.8

72.2

Free care/Self-pay (%)

20.0

80.0

Mean number of hypertension visits

2.6

3.0

<0.001

Diabetic (%):

0.01

Yes

27.8

72.2

No

18.7

81.3

Coronary artery disease (%):

0.24

Yes

12.5

87.5

No

21.1

78.9

Provider training level (%):

0.91

Intern

22.7

77.3

Resident

21.4

78.6

Attending

20.3

79.7


*Using chi-square tests for categorical variables and Student's t-test to compare mean hypertension visits.

N = 734 for those patients with zip code available.

N = 691 for those patients with provider information available.

Hicks et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2005 5:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-5-16

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