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Table 2 Characteristics of intervention and control patients in 2001 and 2003

From: Change in antihypertensive drug prescribing after guideline implementation: a controlled before and after study

  Intervention Controls
  2001 2003 2001 2003
  (n = 2872) (n = 3865) (n = 7066) (n = 8693)
   Age, years, median (IQR) 70 (62, 78) 71 (62, 78) 70 (61, 77) 71 (62, 78)
   Patients > 65 years 1947 (67.8) 2654 (68.7) 4661 (66.0) 5915 (68.1)
   Females 1823 (63.5) 2381 (61.6) 4315 (61.1) 5280 (60.8)
   CDH* 320 (11.1) 440 (11.4) 950 (13.4) 1148 (13.2)
   Diabetes* 302 (10.5) 456 (11.8) 612 (8.7) 828 (9.5)
  1. Figures are number (percentage) unless otherwise stated.
  2. Abbreviations: N, number; CHD, coronary heart disease; IQR, interquartile range.*Diagnosis of CHD was based on Special Refund code and diabetes on antidiabetic drug (ATC A10) purchases