Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of included patients (n = 146)

Demographic characteristics# (%)


Age

≤ 55

21

56–65

44

66–75

26

≥ 75

8

Gender

Male

48

Female

52

Education

Low

22

Middle

32

High

33

Very high

11

Employed

Yes

31

No

68


Clinical characteristics (Mean (SD))


Years with hypertension

8.5 (8.8)

SBP at inclusion

168.4 (16.3)

DBP at inclusion

95.4 (9.8)

Heart rate

73.2 (12.2)

BMI (kg/m2)

28.6 (5.6)

Nr. of prescribed antihypertensive drugs (%)

1

45

2

41

3

11

> 3

2

Medication regimen (%)

Once daily

84

Twice daily

13

> twice daily

3


# Some categories do not add up to a 100% because data were not available for all patients

Wetzels et al. BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-8

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