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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied population [data are showed as Mean ± SD or n (%)]

From: Prevalence of target organ damage in hypertensive subjects attending primary care: C.V.P.C. study (epidemiological cardio-vascular study in primary care)

  Men Women All P*
Mean age (years) 61.7 ± 10.1 62.1 ± 10.8 61.9 ± 10.5 0.46
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 137.3 ± 18.6 134.2 ± 14.7 138.7 ± 17.4 0.54
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 84.5 ± 11.2 80.6 ± 8.7 83.3 ± 10.3 0.62
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.0 ± 8.2 28.8 ± 13.2 28.9 ± 10.6 0.71
Waist circumference (cm) 104.3 ± 10.3 102.5 ± 10.0 104.0 ± 10.2 0.49
Smoking status 305 (50.6) 121 (25.6) 426 (38.9) < 0.001
Diabetes mellitus 160 (26.6) 123 (26.0) 283 (25.8) 0.81
Metabolic syndrome 174 (29.1) 137 (29.2) 311 (28.4) 0.96
Heart failure 40 (6.6) 37 (7.8) 77 (7.0) 0.46
Coronary artery disease 102 (16.9) 28 (5.9) 130 (11.9) < 0.001
Dyslipidemia 366 (60.4) 285 (59.6) 651 (59.5) 0.97
Stroke 29 (4.8) 25 (5.2) 54 (4.9) 0.06
Peripheral artery disease 76 (12.6) 58 (12.3) 134 (12.2) 0.89
  1. P-values refer to the comparisons between two genders.