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Table 4 Effect of Heart to Heart Intervention on CHD Risk Factors at 3-month Follow-up*

From: A randomized trial of an intervention to improve use and adherence to effective coronary heart disease prevention strategies

Risk factor (number with risk factor at baseline) Control group Mean (n or n/N) Intervention group Mean (n or n/N) Absolute difference (95% CI) † Adjusted absolute difference (95% CI) ‡
Systolic blood pressure, if HTN (n = 53) 146.6 (27) 139.3 (26) -7.21
(-14.4 to -0.03)
-6.6
(-14.3 to 1.2)
Diastolic blood pressure, if HTN (n = 53) 80.2 (27) 80.4 (26) +.27
(-4.24 to 4.79)
-1.2
(-5.2 to 2.80)
Total cholesterol, if abnormal cholesterol (n = 67) 196 (33) 203 (34) +7.02
(-14.8 to 28.8)
+8.0
(-12.0 to 28.1)
HDL, if abnormal cholesterol (n = 67) 42 (33) 46 (34) +4.3
(0.08 to 8.53)
+1.1
(-3.08 to 3.37)
% Smoking, if smokers (n = 13) § 100% (5/5) 88% (7/8) --  
  1. Abbreviations: HTN = hypertension; HDL = high density lipoprotein
  2. * Among individuals with baseline risk factors
  3. Confidence intervals adjusted for random effects of clustering within physician
  4. ‡Confidence intervals adjusted for education, baseline risk factor levels, and random effects of clustering within physician
  5. § Confirmed by urinary cotinine