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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample of patients

From: Heart rate variability and target organ damage in hypertensive patients

Characteristic Value
Age (years) 62.5 ± 12.1
Sex (male/female, %) 63.5/36.5
Family history of hypertension (yes/no, %) 56.5/43.5
Family history of stroke (yes/no, %) 19.5/80.5
Smokers (yes/ex/no, %) 17.5/21/61.5
Diabetes (yes/no, %) 10/90
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 75.6 ± 12.0
Systolic BP (mmHg) 133.2 ± 22.6
Pulse pressure (mmHg) 57.6 ± 17.8
Fasting blood glucose (mmHg) 102.7 ± 24.1
Total Cholesterol (mg/dl) 185.8 ± 40.6
BMI (kg/m2) 27.7 ± 4.6
Beta-blockers (yes/no, %) 33.5/66.5
Alphabeta-blockers (yes/no, %) 10.5/89.5
Alpha-blockers (yes/no, %) 8/92
Diuretics (yes/no, %) 43.5/56.5
ACE inhibitor (yes/no, %) 37.5/62.5
Dihydropyridine (yes/no, %) 26/74
eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) 77.0 ± 18.9
Kidney Involvement (group 1/ 2 /3 %) 24/59.5/16.5
IMT (mm) 2.24 ± 1.56
Vascular abnormalities (no/ thickening/plaque, %) 13/11/78
LVMi g/m2 130.5 ± 31.0
Left Ventricular hypertrophy (no/yes, %) 40/60
  1. Data are expressed as mean and standard deviation for continuous variables (i.e. age) and as percentage of patients per each group for categorical variables (i.e. gender).