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Table 2 Percentage of visits which included lifestyle counseling, after stratification for stage of diagnosis, age, patient gender and GP gender

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

  Assessment Advice Total
Stage of diagnosis    
Established hypertension (n = 165) 32 12 35
Early phase† (n = 20) 45 25 50
Other/unknown (n = 27) 56 37 63
P (difference) 0.04 0.003 0.01
Age    
<65y (n = 92) 41 19 44
=>65y (n = 120) 33 15 37
P (difference) 0.19 0.50 0.32
Patient gender    
Male (n = 71) 39 24 42
Female (n = 141) 35 13 38
P (difference) 0.50 0.04 0.58
GP gender (per visit)    
Male (n = 157) 38 17 41
Female (n = 55) 33 14 36
P (difference) 0.52 0.65 0.57
  1. † Elevated blood pressure in one or more visits but diagnosis hypertension not (yet) established.