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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of trial participants

From: Randomized trial evaluating the framing of cardiovascular risk and its impact on blood pressure control [ISRCTN87597585]

  Absolute Risk (n = 232) NNT(n = 225)
Mean age (SD) in years 70.4 (5.5) 70.4 (5.5)
Female 123 (53%) 130 (58%)
Five year cardiovascular risk ≥ 10% 194 (83.6%) 193 (85.8%)
Mean absolute 5-yr risk in % (SD) 17.9 (8.2) 18.4 (8.6)
Mean SBP in mmHg (SD) 152 (19) 157 (19)
Mean DBP in mmHg (SD) 85 (10) 86 (9)
Mean BMI (SD) 27.4 (4.5) 27.0 (4.3)
Mean total cholesterol mmol/l (SD) 6.1 (1.0) (n = 137) 6.0 (1.0) (n = 143)
Mean HDL cholesterol mmol/l (SD) 1.3 (0.3) (n = 12) 1.2 (0.3) (n = 16)
Current smoker 34 (14.7%) 29 (12.9%)
Diabetes 26 (11.2%) 23 (10.2%)
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy 5 (2.2%) 9 (4.0%)
Atrial fibrillation 12 (5.2%) 15 (6.7%)
Angina 21 (9.1%) 29 (12.9%)
Transient Ischaemic Attack 10 (4.3%) 10 (4.4%)
Angioplasty 1 (0.4%) 4 (1.8)
Peripheral Vascular Disease 9 (3.9%) 13 (5.8%)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft 1 (0.4%) 3 (1.3%)
Previous Myocardial Infarction 20 (8.6%) 13 (5.8%)
Previous Stroke 9 (3.9%) 6 (2.7%)
Family history of Ischaemic Heart Disease 34 (14.7%) 48 (21.3%)
Family history of stroke 29 (12.5%) 38 (16.9%)
Family history of hypercholesterolaemia 8 (3.4%) 1 (0.4%)