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Table 2 Systolic blood pressure and ankle-brachial index using the mercury and the electronic device sphygmomanometers

From: Measurement of the ankle brachial index with a non-mercury sphygmomanometer in diabetic patients: a concordance study

  Limbs = 421
  Mercury Electronic device
Brachial SBP (mmHg), mean (SD) 140 (17) 140 (17)
Dorsalis pedis SBP (mmHg), mean (SD) 158 (30) 157 (30)
Posterior tibial SBP (mmHg), mean (SD) 160 (31) 160 (30)
ABI, n (%)   
Normal (0.91–1.39) 340 (80.8) 344 (81.7)
Abnormal (≤ 0.90) 40 (9.5) 37 (8.8)
Calcification (≥ 1.40) 41 (9.7) 40 (9.5)
Abnormal (≤ 0.70) 14 (3.3) 12 (2.8)
  1. SD: Standard Deviation; SBP: Systolic Blood Pressure; ABI: Ankle-Brachial Index.