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Table 3 Prescription of different combinations and monotherapies 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 + ACE inhibitor 18.4 14.4 23.1
Diuretic 13.8 10.4 18.1
ACE inhibitor 12.4 9.2 16.5
Diuretic + AA 10.6 7.6 14.5
Calcium antagonist 7.4 14.9 10.8
AA 6.9 4.6 10.3
Diuretic +ACE-I +calcium antagonist 6.5 4.2 9.7
Diuretic + calcium antagonist 5.1 3.1 8.1
Diuretic + beta blocker 2.8 1.4 5.2
Diuretic + AA + calcium antagonist 2.3 1.1 4.6
Others 13.8 9.9 19.0
  1. Most common pharmacological combinations prescribed.
  2. ACE-I: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. AA: angiotensin II antagonists.