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Table 3 Percentage of patients according to the number of prescribed anti-hypertensive compounds and to the patients’ final status (controlled, non- controlled, without BP recording) at baseline and at study’s end

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

Baseline Total Controlled Non controlled Without recording
0 17.3% 9.8% 15.6% 30.0%
1 56.1% 61.8% 53.9% 48.2%
2 20.7% 21.9% 23.1% 17.3%
3 5.0% 5.4% 5.8% 3.9%
4 0.9% 0.9% 1.2% 0.5%
>4 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.1%
Study’s end Total Controlled Non controlled Without recording
0 17.2% 10.0% 13.8% 40.6%
1 55.6% 61.1% 55.6% 39.4%
2 21.0% 22.5% 22.4% 15.4%
3 5.1% 5.1% 6.5% 4.1%
4 1.0% 1.1% 1.4% 0.4%
>4 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%