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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 111 study patients

From: The impact of antihypertensive treatment initiation on health-related quality of life and cardiovascular risk factor levels: a prospective, interventional study

Characteristics Measures
Female, n (%) 70 (63)
Age, years, mean (SD) 59 (10)
Higher education, n (%) 28 (25)
Married or co-habiting, n (%) 86 (77)
Working, n (%) 53 (48)
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 29.3 (4.8)
Physical activity (FIT-index), mean (SD) 37 (19)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 9 (8)
Insulin treatment, n (%) 2 (2)
Lipid lowering medication, n (%) 22 (20)
Any continuous medication other than diabetes, n(%) 47 (42)
Smoking, n (%) 20 (18)
eGFR < 60 ml/min/1,73m2, n (%) 5 (5)
Proteinuria, n (%) 1 (1)
10-year SCORE risk, n (%)  
Low 21 (20)
Moderate 66 (62)
High 17 (16)
Very high 2 (2)
  1. BMI, body mass index; eGFR; estimated glomerulus filtration rate; FIT index, Frequency-Intensity-Time (FIT) Index; SCORE, Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation system