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Table 5 The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). Predictors for successful blood pressure-control in 1144 elderly persons (70–74 years old) on antihypertensive treatment.

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 = 518) Females (n = 626)
  BP < 140/90 n = 195 SBP ≥ 140 or DBP ≥ 90 n = 323 BP=<140/90 n = 183 SBP ≥ 140 or DBP ≥ 90 n = 443
Cardiovascular disease 130 (66.7) 131 (40.6)** 73 (39.9) 118 (26.6)**
Diabetes mellitus 23 (12.3) 33 (10.4) 15 (8.5) 50 (11.5)
Family history of early CVD 50 (25.6) 99 (30.7) 62 (33.9) 150 (33.9)
Daily smoking 23 (11.9) 34 (10.8) 16 (9.1) 41 (10.0)
Quit smoking 133 (67.5) 218 (68.2) 50 (27.3) 120 (27.1)
Alcohol > 14 times/month 16 (9.4) 32 (11.5) 2 (1.4) 11 (3.2)
No physical exercise 29 (15.7) 43 (13.9) 39 (23.9) 86 (21.4)
Hard physical exercise 44 (25.0) 90 (30.6) 24 (15.4) 64 (17.3)
BMI => 27 kg/m2 63 (32.3) 147 (45.5)** 80 (43.7) 234 (52.8)*
Education < 12 years 68 (65.4) 113 (64.9) 81 (86.2) 223 (86.4)
Depressed mood 5 (3.1) 6 (2.1) 11 (8.1) 21 (6.3)
Less than good general health 76 (40.2) 104 (33.0) 94 (53.1) 191 (43.8)*
Statin treatment 60 (30.8) 68 (21.1)* 58 (31.7) 96 (21.7)*
  1. Proportions, given in numbers and percentages, are compared using chi-square tests.
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.01