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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics: Independent Variables (N = 707)

From: Obesity and pre-hypertension in family medicine: Implications for quality improvement

  Percent Pre-hypertensive (N = 303) Percent Not Pre-hypertensive (N = 404) Total Percents Odds Ratio N
BMI (p < .001)      
Normal 15.2 33.9 25.9 1.00 183
Overweight 28.1 26.7 27.3 2.48 193
Obese I 22.4 13.1 17.1 3.55 121
Obese II 18.8 8.4 12.9 4.52 91
Missing 15.5 17.8 16.8 1.76 119
Age (p < .001)      
18–35 11.9 38.4 27.0 1.00 191
36–45 16.2 15.6 15.8 3.10 112
46–55 20.1 20.0 20.1 3.50 142
56–65 16.8 11.1 13.6 5.42 96
66–100 35.0 14.9 23.5 7.86 166
Gender (p = .002)      
Female 56.4 67.6 62.8 1.00 444
Male 43.6 32.4 37.2 1.74 263
Married (p = .149)      
No 24.1 29.0 26.9 1.00 190
Yes 75.9 71.0 73.1 1.34 517
Comorbidity (p = .003)      
None 55.1 67.6 62.2 1.00 440
Low 23.1 17.1 19.7 1.55 139
Moderate 21.8 15.3 18.1 1.78 128