Table 1

Patient characteristics
N, % of patients 1064, 100%
Demographics, by self-report Mean +/− SD Not answered: N (%)
N, %*
Age (range 33–88 years) Mean: 65 +/− 11 Not answered:107 (10%)
<45 16, 2%
≥  45 & <65 464, 44%
≥  65 & <75 257, 24%
≥  75 220, 21%
Race Not answered: 96 (9%)
White 752 (71%)
Other 216 (20%)
Education Not answered: 104 (10%)
<High school 168 (16%)
High School / GED 350 (33%)
Some college or Trade School 337 (32%)
4 year degree 56 (5%)
Post-college 49 (5%)
Annual Income by self-report ($) Not answered: 162 (15%)
≤10,000 158 (15%)
>10,000 & ≤ 20,000 287 (27%)
>20,000 & ≤ 30,000 251 (24%)
>30,000 & ≤ 40,000 112 (11%)
> 40,000 94 (9%)
Clinical characteristics, by medical record
Systolic Blood Pressure (BP): Mean: 154+/−14 No missing data.
>180 56 (5%)
160-180 252 (24%)
150-159 274 (26%)
140-149 455 (43%)
<140 27 (3%)
Diastolic Blood Pressure: Mean: 78 +/− 12 No missing data.
>100 31 (3%)
90-100 164 (15%)
80-89 281 (26%)
<80 588 (55%)
Number of BP med classes No missing data.
1-2 472 (44%)
3-4 455 (43%)
≥  5 137 (13%)

* Percentages are rounded, so may not total 100%.

Meddings et al.

Meddings et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:270   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-270

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