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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of hypertensive patients

From: Blood pressure predictors of stroke in rural Chinese dwellers with hypertension: a large-scale prospective cohort study

Variables strokes non-strokes P-value
n 4596 501  
Age, years, Mean (SD) 55.8(11.18) 60.4(10.99)  
Women, n (%) 2653(57.7) 213(42.5) < 0.001
Han ethnicity, n (%) 3691(80.3) 386(77.0) 0.835
BMI, kg/m2,Mean (SD) 23.9(3.41) 23.5(3.25) 0.011
Current smoking, n (%) 1802(39.2) 243(48.5) < 0.001
Current drinking, n (%) 1334(29.0) 169(33.7) 0.028
Taking anti-hypertensive drugs, n (%) 1004(21.8) 187(37.3) < 0.001
HR, beats/min, Mean (SD) 76.0(11.10) 75.6(11.32) 0.505
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 349(7.6) 52(10.4) 0.028
Lipid,mmol/L, Median (IQR)
 TC 5.16(4.52–5.82) 5.33(4.61–6.01) 0.002
 TG 1.31(0.93–1.97) 1.38(0.98–2.09) 0.091
 HDL-C 1.40(1.20–1.62) 1.42(1.20–1.64) 0.543
 LDL-C 2.72(2.27–3.20) 2.88(2.37–3.34) 0.001
BP Parameters, mmHg, Mean (SD)
 SBP 158.4(20.51) 172.0(21.77) < 0.001
 DBP 93.6(11.69) 97.5(14.00) < 0.001
 MAP 136.8(15.65) 147.2(17.47) < 0.001
 PP 64.8(19.11) 74.5(18.49) < 0.001
  1. The body mass index (BMI) is the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. BP blood pressure, HR heart rate, BMI body mass index, IQR inter-quartile range, TC Total cholesterol, TG Triglycerides, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, PP pulse pressure, MAP mean arterial pressure