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Table 4 The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). Blood pressure (BP) in 3 341 elderly persons (70 – 74 years old), using and not using antihypertensive drugs.

From: Antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment in 70–74 year old individuals – predictors for treatment and blood-pressure control: a population based survey. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)

  Males (n = 1473) Females (n = 1868)
  No drugs (n = 955) Drugs (n = 518) No drugs (n = 1260) Drugs (n = 626)
Systolic BP (mm Hg) 144.5 (18.7) 91/210 147.5* (21.5) 88/223 145.6 (22.0) 98/229 153.4* (21.6) 84/220
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 80.0 (10.7) 48/120 80.1 (12.1) 46/116 75.0 (12.6) 44/131 77.8* (12.1) 40/123
BP < 140/90 mmHg (%) 42.2 37.6 44.4 29.2**
  1. Figures are given as means with standard deviation (SD) and range (minimum/maximum).
  2. *Significant difference between samples with versus without drugs, independent samples t-test p < 0.01.
  3. ** Significant difference between sample with versus without drugs, chi square test p < 0.01