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Table 1 General characteristics, blood pressure parameters, hypertension treatment and control, by health area, in hypertensive patients in the municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago, Cuba, 2012–2013

From: Assessment of hypertension management and control: a registry-based observational study in two municipalities in Cuba

  Total (n = 1333) Cardenas Santiago
No. (%) / mean 95% CI JAE (No. = 292) Moncada (No. = 346) Finlay (No. = 351) Grimau (No. = 344)
No. (%)/ mean 95% CI No. (%) / mean 95% CI No. (%) / mean 95% CI No. (%) / mean 95% CI
Female sex 819 (61) 59–64 164 (56) 50–62 194 (56) 51–61 218 (62) 57–67 243 (71) 66–75
Age (years) 59.8 59.1–60.6 58.7 57.1–60.3 59.2 57.9–60.7 62.5 61.0–63.9 58.7 57.2–60.2
Non-white ethnicity 758 (57) 54–60 92 (32) 26–37 127 (37) 7–14 236 (67) 62–72 303 (88) 85–92
Post-primary education 1128 (85) 83–87 265 (91) 87–94 261 (75) 71–80 310 (88) 85–92 292 (85) 81–89
Single civil status 571 (43) 40–45 112 (38) 33–44 130 (38) 32–43 174 (50) 44–55 155 (45) 40–50
Paid job 522 (39) 37–42 143 (49) 43–55 127 (37) 32–42 125 (36) 31–41 127 (37) 32–42
Body Mass Index
 Underweight 27 (2) 1–3* 5 (2) 1–4 10 (3)* 1–5* 6 (2) 1–4* 6 (2) 1–4*
 Normal weight 518 (39) 36–41 113 (39) 33–44 113 (33) 28–38 144 (41) 36–46 148 (43) 38–48
 Overweight 523 (39) 37–42 125 (43) 37–48 139 (40) 35–45 133 (38) 33–43 126 (37) 32–42
 Obese 265 (20) 18–22 49 (17) 12–21 84 (24) 20–29 68 (19) 15–24 64 (19) 14–23
Diabetes 207 (16) 14–17 33 (11) 8–15 40 (12) 8–15 69 (20) 16–24 65 (19) 15–23
Coronary heart disease 185 (14) 12–16 26 (9) 6–12 54 (16) 12–19 65 (19) 14–23 40 (12) 8–15
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 Systolic 130.0 129.3–130.8 128.9 127.3–130.5 131.7 128.7–131.7 129.2 127.8–130.6 130.2 128.7–131.7
 Diastolic 83.1 82.6–83.6 81.5 80.4–82.5 83.8 82.3–84.8 84.2 83.3–85.2 82.6 81.7–83.5
On anti-hypertensive pharmacological treatment 1218 (91) 90–93 284 (97) 95–99 318 (92) 89–95 318 (91) 87–93 298 (87) 83–92
Controlled hypertension 773 (58) 55–61 191 (65) 60–71 186 (54) 48–59 187 (53) 48–59 209 (61) 55–66
  1. CI confidence interval, JAE José Antonio Echeverría. * Exact confidence interval
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