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Table 2 Prescription of therapeutic groups in patients aged 80 and over in a Spanish municipality.

From: Hypertension in the very old; prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: a cross-sectional population-based study in a Spanish municipality

Treatment Percentage 95% CI-lower 95% CI-upper
Diuretic 68.1 60.6 71.1
ACE inhibitor 41.3 35.9 46.9
Calcium antagonist 23.4 19 28.4
Angiotensin II antagonist 23.4 19 28.4
Beta blocker 7.3 4.9 10.8
Alpha1 blocker 4.6 2.8 7.5
Others 0.9 0.3 2.7
  1. Percentage of patients with prescription of the main pharmacological groups.
  2. ACE-Inhibitor: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor.