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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the total sample (n=273)

From: Prognostic value of non-specific ST-T changes and left ventricular hypertrophy electrocardiographic criteria in hypertensive patients: 16-year follow-up results from the MINACOR cohort

Women [n (%)] 160 (58.2)
Age [mean (SD)] (years) 44.1 (7.9)
Smoking [n (%)] 76 (27.8)
Heavy alcohol consumption [n (%)] 39 (14.3)
Blood pressure [mean (SD)] (mmHg)  
Systolic 142.7 (15.3)
Diastolic 89.3 (9.6)
Obesity [n (%)] (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) 168 (61.5)
Dyslipidemia [n (%)] 127 (46.5)
Patients with antihypertensive treatment [n (%)] 173 (63.3)
Diuretics 80 (29.1)
Beta blockers 54 (19.6)
Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors 54 (19.6)
Calcium channel antagonists 46 (16.7)
Baseline electrocardiographic ST-T changes and left ventricular hypertrophy* [n (%)]:
Major ST (MC 9–2; 4–1; 4–2) 15 (5.5)
Inverse Major T wave (MC 5–1; 5–2) 6 (2.2)
Inverse Minor T wave (MC 5–3) 16 (5.9)
Minor ST (MC 4–3) 5 (1.8)
Left ventricular hypertrophy (Cornell criteria) 24 (8.7)
  1. SD: standard deviation; BMI: body mass index; A-V: atrioventricular; MC: Minessota code.
  2. *A total of 52 patients had 66 basal electrocardiographic abnormalities.