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Table 3 Comparison of blood pressure, random capillary blood glucose and cholesterol level between baseline and the latest follow-up visit

From: Pharmacist intervention in the prevention of heart failure for high-risk elderly patients in the community

Systolic blood pressure (SBP) level (mean ± SD, mmHg)
  N Baseline Latest Difference P value
All 61 142.11 ± 19.73 145.00 ± 19.37 +2.89 ± 22.02 0.310
Uncontrolled subjecta 11 169.27 ± 11.59 154.82 ± 16.32 −14.45 ± 17.97 0.024
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) level (mean ± SD, mmHg)
All 61 70.20 ± 10.70 71.87 ± 9.54 +1.67 ± 10.35 0.256
Uncontrolled subjecta 11 71.00 ± 9.96 72.45 ± 11.24 +1.24 ± 13.49 0.728
Random capillary blood glucose (RCBG) level (mean ± SD, mmol/L)
All 61 7.81 ± 2.79 7.78 ± 2.89 −0.03 ± 2.96 0.938
Uncontrolled subjectb 8 13.45 ± 2.57 9.75 ± 3.63 −3.70 ± 2.44 0.004
LDL-cholesterol level (mean - SD, mmol/L)
All 57 2.23 ± 0.91 2.05 ± 0.57 −0.19 ± 0.66 0.038
Uncontrolled subjectc 17 3.42 ± 0.54 2.56 ± 0.46 −0.86 ± 0.56 <0.001
Triglyceride level (mean ± SD, mmol/L)
All 60 2.40 ± 1.11 1.71 ± 0.90 −0.68 ± 1.01 <0.001
Uncontrolled subjectd 30 3.28 ± 0.86 2.13 ± 1.00 −1.15 ± 1.09 <0.001
  1. a: uncontrolled subjects with SBP/DBP >140/90 mmHg or >130/80 mmHg (DM patients) (JNC 7 [13])
  2. b: uncontrolled subjects” with baseline RCBG > 11.1 mmol/L (ADA [14])
  3. c: uncontrolled subjects with LDL-level > 2.59 mmol/L(ATP III [15])
  4. d: uncontrolled subjects with TG-level >2.3 mmol/L(ATP III [15])