Table 2

Physician Response to Intensification of Hypertension Treatment

Blood Pressure Estimates

MIN

MAX

MED

MEAN

SD


Level of SBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with essential hypertension

120

145

140

137.59

5.071

Level of DBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with essential hypertension

80

95

90

88.7

3.561

Level of SBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with heart disease

120

160

130

134

7.022

Level of DBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with heart disease

70

100

85

85.15

5.580

Level of SBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with diabetes

120

140

130

130.41

3.320

Level of DBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with diabetes

70

90

85

82.93

4.206

Level of SBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with renal disease

120

140

130

129.85

4.663

Level of DBP at which to intensify treatment in patients with renal disease

70

90

80

82.19

4.216


SBP = Systolic Blood Pressure; DBP = Diastolic Blood Pressure

MIN = Minimum; MAX = Maximum; MED = Median; SD = Standard Deviation

Wexler et al. BMC Family Practice 2009 10:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-23

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