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Table 3 Characteristics of hypertensive patients who use blood pressure monitors stationed in pharmacies

From: Hypertensive patients' use of blood pressure monitors stationed in pharmacies and other locations: a cross-sectional mail survey

  n/N Percent p-value
Age category (years)    
   < 45 36/75 48.0 0.04
   45 – 65 120/267 44.9  
   > 65 65/188 34.6  
Sex    
   Male 75/167 44.9 0.31
   Female 146/363 40.2  
Race    
   Black 83/172 48.3 0.03
   White 138/358 38.6  
Education    
   < High school graduate 51/134 38.1 0.02
   High school graduate 85/170 50.0  
   Some college or more 80/219 36.5  
Body mass index    
   Normal (< 25 kg/m 2 ) 31/74 41.9 0.62
   Overweight (25–30 kg/m 2 ) 63/163 38.7  
   Obese (> 30 kg/m 2 ) 127/293 43.3  
Self-reported health    
   Excellent or very good 44/112 39.3 0.72
   Good 86/209 41.2  
   Fair or poor 91/208 43.8  
Current smoker    
   Yes 41/110 37.3 0.28
   No 180/419 43.0  
On BP medication(s)    
   Yes 202/484 41.8 0.32
   No 19/43 44.2  
Currently use a home BP monitor    
   Yes 88/226 38.9 0.20
   No 133/299 44.5  
Doctor recommended home BP monitoring    
   Yes 79/185 42.7 0.76
   No 141/341 41.4  
Heart disease    
   Yes 52/127 40.9 0.70
   No 155/361 42.9  
Diabetes    
   Yes 63/161 39.1 0.35
   No 145/333 43.5  
Stroke or mini-stroke    
   Yes 16/49 32.7 0.16
   No 184/426 43.2