Table 1

Drug therapies administered in patients with hypertension and/or diabetes

Total

DIA without HYP

DIA with HYP

HYP without DIA


Antihypertensive drugs (%)

47.21

100.00

58.19

Diuretics (%)

41.67

50.00

43.26

ACEi (%)

39.58

43.75

33.65

ARB (%)

34.03

40.00

35.58

β-blockers (%)

29.86

31.25

32.69

α-blockers (%)

5.56

7.50

2.88

Calcium antagonists (%)

18.06

23.75

18.27

Other antihypertensive drugs (%)

1.39

0.00

1.92

Antidiabetic drugs (%)

21.987

84.38

87.50

Insulin (%)

20.90

29.63

20.00

Metformin (%)

83.58

85.19

80.00

Sulfonylureas (%)

32.84

14.81

37.14

Meglitinides (%)

2.99

7.41

4.29

α-glucosidase inhibitors (%)

1.49

1.43

Glitazones (%)

7.14


Data are expressed as percentages. ACEi, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors; ARB, angiotensin receptor blockers; DIA, patients with diabetes; HYP, patients with hypertension.

Blázquez-Medela et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:86   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-86

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