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Table 1 Characteristics of hypertensive patients included in the study (n = 205)

From: Blood pressure control and antihypertensive pharmacotherapy patterns in a hypertensive population of Eastern Central Region of Portugal

Characteristics n Frequencies (%)
Age   
≥18 - <35 years 4 2.0
35 - 64 years 128 62.4
≥65 years 73 35.6
Gender   
Male/Female 83/122 40.5/59.5
Duration of hypertension   
<1 year 8 3.9
≥1year and <5 years 83 31.2
≥5 years and <10 years 80 41.5
≥10 years 34 23.4
Comorbid conditions   
   Cerebrovascular disease 16 7.8
   Chronic kidney disease 12 5.9
   Diabetes 41 20.0
   Heart failure 2 1.0
   Ischemic heart disease 8 3.9
   Dyslipidemia 122 59.5
   Metabolic syndrome 4 2.0
   Obesity (body mass index ≥30) 50 24.4
   Peripheral arterial disease 5 2.4
Advanced age (≥65 years) 73 35.6
None of the above 35 17.1
Target BP values   
(JCN 7 guidelines)   
<140/90 mmHg 156 76.1
<130/80 mmHg 49 23.9