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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants and general practitioners

From: Lifestyle counseling in hypertension-related visits – analysis of video-taped general practice visits

  Percentage
Patients (n = 212)  
Age  
18–44 years 10
45–64 years 33
65–74 years 32
≥ 75 years 24
Gender  
Female 67
Male 33
Nationality  
Dutch 78
Other 13
Unknown 9
Education  
Non/elementary school 27
High school or vocational education 46
College or university 13
Unknown 14
Blood pressure status  
Established hypertension 78
Early phase† 9
Other‡ 13
GPs (n = 108)  
Age  
<35 years 8
35–44 years 32
45–54 years 52
>55 years 7
Gender  
Female 23
Male 77
Urbanization practice location  
Moderately/strongly 59
Weakly/not 41
Employment  
≥ 0.8 full-time equivalents 72
< 0.8 full-time equivalents 28
Practice  
Single 33
Duo 29
Group 38
  1. † Elevated blood pressure in one or more visits but diagnosis hypertension not (yet) established.
  2. ‡ E.g. general medical check-up, diabetes.