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Table 2 Patients’ baseline characteristics

From: Feasibility of a checklist in treating hypertension in primary care – base line results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial (check and support)

Characteristics Intervention Control P-value
Total 59 59  
 Female, n (%) 39 (66) 35 (59) 0.45
 Mean age, years (SD) 58 (11) 58 (10) 0.89
 Higher education, n (%) 21 (36) 9 (15) 0.011
 Married or co-habiting, n (%) 45 (76) 47 (80) 0.66
 Working, n (%) 31 (53) 26 (44) 0.41
 Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 5 (9) 7 (12) 0.54
Lifestyle and quality of life
 FIT index (Physical activity) (SD) 40 (19) 36 (20) 0.35
 AUDIT-C index (Alcohol use) (SD) 3.3 (2.7) 3.3 (2.5) 0.97
 Heaviness of smoking index (SD) 9 (15) 11 (19) 0.62
 Health-related quality of life index (EQ-5D) (SD) 0.86 (0.18) 0.86 (0.16) 0.91
Office systolic BP, mmHg (SD) 172 (20) 173 (20) 0.87
Office diastolic blood pressure, mmHg (SD) 101 (12) 102 (13) 0.72
Home systolic BP, mmHg (SD) 156 (15) 152 (13) 0.20
Home diastolic blood pressure, mmHg (SD) 91 (7) 93 (8) 0.50
Total cholesterol, mmol/l (SD) 5.44 (1.17) 5.46 (1.13) 0.92
LDL cholesterol, mmol/l (SD) 3.19 (1.02) 3.27 (1.10) 0.71
HDL cholesterol, mmol/l (SD) 1.60 (0.47) 1.58 (0.47) 0.83
Triglycerides, mmol/l (SD) 1.37 (1.42) 1.49 (0.70) 0.59
eGFR, ml/min/1.73 m2 (SD) 89 (16) 91 (14) 0.52
Fasting glucose, mmol/l 5.85 (0.91) 6.13 (1.25) 0.19
BMI, kg/m2 28.9 (4.4) 30.5 (6.0) 0.10
10-year SCORE risk
 Low (< 1%), n (%) 13 (23) 10 (17)  
 Moderate (≥1 to < 5%), n (%) 33 (60) 37 (63)  
 High (5–10%), n (%) 7 (12) 10 (17)  
 Very high, (≥10%), n (%) 2 (3) 1 (1)  
 Mean risk (SD) 2.53 (2) 2.55 (2) 0.99
  1. Abbreviations: AUDIT-C alcohol consumption questions from the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT); BMI Body Mass Index; BP blood pressure; eGFR estimated glomerulus filtration rate (CKD-EPI equation); EQ-5D EuroQoL questionnaire of health-related quality of life; FIT index Frequency-Intensity-Time (FIT) Index; HDL high-density lipoprotein; LDL low-density lipoprotein; SCORE Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation system