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Table 3 Blood pressure control of hypertensive patients

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

BP All patients (n = 205) Patients with target BP <140/90 mmHg (n = 156) Patients with target BP <130/80 mmHg (n = 49) Patients initiating HT appointments within the study period (n = 28) - First appointment Patients initiating HT appointments within the study period (n = 28) - Last appointment
Mean ± SD SBP/DBP (mmHg) 140.1 ± 15.0/81.5 ± 11.1 138.6 ± 14.4/81.9 ± 10.5 144.6 ± 16.2/80.4 ± 12.9 149.4 ± 17.1/87.3 ± 13.2 138.1 ± 11.0/83.7 ± 9.3
BP <140/90 (mmHg) 91 (44%) 71 (45.5%) 20 (41%) 6 (21%) 11 (39%)
BP ≥140/90 (mmHg) 114 (56%) 85 (54.5%) 29 (59%) 22 (79%) 17 (61%)
BP controlled (JCN 7 guidelines) 76 (37%) 71 (45.5%) 5 (10%) 6 (21.4%) 10 (35.7%)
BP not controlled      
120-139/80-89 15 (7%) NA 15 (31%) 0 1 (3.6%)
Stage 1 92 (45%) 71 (45.5%) 21 (43%) 13 (46.4%) 16 (57.1%)
Stage 2 22 (11%) 14 (9%) 8 (16%) 9 (32.1%) 1 (3.6%)
  1. DBP - Diastolic BP; HT - Hypertension; NA - Not applicable; SBP - Systolic BP.