Table 3—

Multivariate results: provider action on patients with elevated blood pressure (n = 478) by BP level and clinical characteristics

Patients with elevated BPLogistic regression results
UnadjustedAdjusted
Model 1 with systolic BPModel 2 with diastolic BPModel 3 with combined BP and no. of Rx medicationsModel 4 with combined BP and no. of BP medications
Age (years)58.7 (13.3)1.002 (0.988–1.016)1 (0.982–1.018)1.023 (1.005–1.041)1.006 (0.989–1.024)1.003 (0.986–1.021)
Sex
    Male170 (35.6)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    Female306 (64)0.735 (0.498–1.086)0.709 (0.454–1.108)0.82 (0.531–1.267)0.739 (0.473–1.153)0.645 (0.412–1.01)
    Missing*2 (0.4)
Hispanic ethnicity
    Yes228 (47.7)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    No231 (48.3)0.943 (0.643–1.383)1.083 (0.668–1.757)0.982 (0.616–1.564)1.02 (0.629–1.652)0.978 (0.608–1.574)
    Do not know9 (1.9)1.424 (0.372–5.452)1.589 (0.361–6.991)1.138 (0.259–4.994)1.604 (0.362–7.098)1.611 (0.35–7.412)
    Missing*
Provider
    Resident76 (15.9)1.262 (0.762–2.088)1.134 (0.635–2.025)1.452 (0.83–2.54)1.214 (0.677–2.175)1.313 (0.734–2.35)
    Nonresident402 (84.1)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
Communication
    Yes44 (9.2)1.627 (0.87–3.042)1.315 (0.638–2.711)1.235 (0.616–2.474)1.411 (0.681–2.924)1.367 (0.641–2.917)
    No434 (90.8)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
Income
    Low226 (47.3)1.396 (0.958–2.036)1.409 (0.872–2.279)1.358 (0.853–2.163)1.358 (0.842–2.19)1.374 (0.851–2.219)
    All other income252 (52.7)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
Systolic BP
    <130 mmHg73 (15.3)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    130–139 mmHg152 (31.8)1.8 (0.8–4.1)1.843 (0.771–4.401)
    140–159 mmHg189 (39.5)8 (3.7–17.7)9.069 (3.969–20.725)
    ≥160 mmHg64 (13.4)11.9 (4.9–28.9)12.219 (4.846–30.808)
Diastolic BP
    <80 mmHg170 (35.6)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    80–89 mmHg208 (43.5)1.1 (0.7–1.7)1.005 (0.614–1.644)
    ≥90 mmHg100 (20.9)4.7 (2.8–8)4.82 (2.651–8.761)
Combined BP
    “Near goal”203 (42.5)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    “Above previous goal”275 (57.5)6.8 (4.2–10.8)7.223 (4.41–11.84)6.841 (4.17–11.22)
No. of Rx medications
    ≤6268 (56.1)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    >6206 (43.1)0.5 (0.4–0.8)0.476 (0.302–0.75)0.52 (0.334–0.809)0.461 (0.29–0.73)
    Missing*4 (0.8)
No. of BP medications
    084 (17.6)Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.Ref.
    1153 (32)2.7 (1.5–4.8)2.406 (1.22–4.75)
    ≥2235 (49.2)1.7 (1–3)1.247 (0.64–2.44)
    Missing*6 (1.3)
  • Data are means ± SD, n (%), or OR (95% CI).

  • *

    * Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression analyses did not include missing data.

  • Logistic results significant at P < 0.01. Ref., reference; Rx, prescription. BP, blood pressure.