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Table 1 Main characteristics of patients with recorded diagnosis of hypertension cared for by the participating GPs according to the recorded diagnoses

From: How many hypertensive patients can be controlled in “real life”: an improvement strategy in primary care

Characteristic Baseline (6309 patients) End of the observation period (6717 patients)
Age 58.5 (+/- 12.4); 59.6 (+/- 12.9)
Gender Men 2871 (45,5%) Men 3070 (45,7%)
Coronary heart disease 753 (11,9%) 934 (13,9%)
Heart failure 200 (3,2%) 252 (3,7%)
Atrial fibrillation 278 (4,4%) 376 (5,6%)
Left ventricular hypertrophy 325 (5,1%) 402 (6%)
Stroke/transitory ischaemic attacks 254 (4%) 317 (4,8%)
Renal failure 550 (8,7%) 665 (9,9%)
Diabetes mellitus 1643 (26%) 1875 (27,9%)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 289 (4,6%) 363 (5,4%)