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Table 2 Percentages of general practitioners (GPs) starting antihypertensive treatment for the eight individual cases (n = 2053 GPs)

From: Variation in GP decisions on antihypertensive treatment in oldest-old and frail individuals across 29 countries

Cases Proportion of GPs starting treatment Case Characteristics
  % (95% CI) Frailty CVD SBP 160 mmHg
Overall 54.9 (54.1–55.7)    
Case 1 17.3 (15.7–19.0)
Case 2 18.2 (16.6–20.0) +
Case 3 85.4 (83.7–86.9) +
Case 4 75.6 (73.6–77.5) + +
Case 5 96.8 (95.9–97.5) + +
Case 6 84.9 (83.2–86.4) + + +
Case 7 32.5 (30.4–34.6) +
Case 8 29.5 (27.5–31.6) + +
  1. CVD cardiovascular disease, SBP systolic blood pressure
  2. Although 2543 GPs participated, missing data on GPs’ decisions to treat the eight cases means that only 2053 GPs are included here