Table 1—

Patient characteristics among all patients and among those with elevated blood pressure (≥130 mmHg systolic and/or ≥80 mmHg diastolic)

All patientsElevated BPNormal BPP value
n778479299
Race/ethnicity0.717
    White, non-Hispanic331 (42.5)200 (41.8)131 (43.8)
    Hispanic373 (47.9)229 (47.8)144 (48.2)
    African American, non-Hispanic31 (4.0)22 (4.6)9 (3.0)
    Other/do not know40 (5.1)25 (5.2)15 (5.0)
    Missing3 (0.4)3 (0.6)0 (0.0)
Sex0.310
    Male287 (36.9)170 (35.5)117 (39.1)
    Female488 (62.7)307 (64.1)181 (60.5)
    Missing3 (0.4)2 (0.4)1 (0.3)
Insurance (patients may have more than one)
    Medicare299 (38.4)185 (38.6)114 (38.1)0.890
    Medicaid136 (17.5)85 (17.7)51 (17.1)0.806
    Private insurance129 (16.6)71 (14.8)58 (19.4)0.095
    Discounted220 (28.3)142 (29.6)78 (26.1)0.284
    Unknown11 (1.4)8 (1.7)3 (1.0)0.545*
    Other59 (7.6)36 (7.5)23 (7.7)0.928
Medication coverage0.989
    Yes (any insurance except Medicare only)554 (71.2)341 (71.2)213 (71.2)
    No (Medicare only)224 (28.8)138 (28.8)86 (28.8)
Age58.1 ± 13.758.7 ± 13.357.2 ± 14.30.158
Income surrogate0.212
    Low355 (45.6)227 (47.4)128 (42.8)
    All other income423 (54.4)252 (52.6)171 (57.2)
No. of prescription medications0.356
    ≤6445 (57.2)268 (55.9)177 (59.2)
    >6326 (41.9)207 (43.2)119 (38.8)
    Missing7 (0.9)4 (0.8)3 (1.0)
No. of BP medications<0.001
    0178 (22.9)84 (17.5)94 (31.4)
    1227 (29.2)154 (32.2)73 (24.4)
    ≥2355 (45.6)235 (49.1)120 (40.1)
    Missing18 (2.3)6 (1.3)12 (4.0)
  • Data are n (%) or means ± SD.

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    * At least 20% of the cells have expected values <5; Fisher’s exact test was used. Results should be considered preliminary. BP, blood pressure.