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Table 1 Sociodemographic, clinical and behavioral characteristics of participants

From: Effectiveness of multidisciplinary intervention on blood pressure control in primary health care: a randomized clinical trial

Characteristic Group
Multidisciplinary Program Personalized Care p-value
n = 128 n = 128
Gender, male 40 (31) 35 (27) 0.583a
Age, years 60 ± 11 59 ± 10 0.527b
Race
 White 98 (77) 95 (74) 0.652a
 Yellow 17 (13) 22 (17)
 Black 13 (10) 11 (9)
Years of education completed
 0 – 4 62 (48) 59 (46) 0.410a
 5 – 8 41 (32) 50 (39)
  ≥ 9 25 (20) 19 (15)
Marital status
 Married 74 (58) 78 (61) 0.364a
 Single 14 (11) 8 (6)  
 Separated 13 (10) 19 (15)  
 Widowed 27 (21) 23 (18)  
Social class, BARC
 High, A/B 37 (29) 33 (26) 0.277a
 Medium, C 62 (48) 74 (58)
 Low, D/E 29 (23) 21 (16)
 BMI, Kg/m2 30 ± 0.5 30 ± 0.5 0.784b
Blood pressure, mmHg
 Systolic 156 ± 2 158 ± 2 0.437b
 Diastolic 89 ± 1 90 ± 1 0.633b
Comorbidity Index
 CCI 2 (1–3) 2 (1–4) 0.704c
 CCI-Y 4 (2–5) 3 (2–5) 0.951c
 CIC-Y, survival 10 years 53 (11–85) 56 (16–82) 0.843c
Comorbidity
 Previous myocardial infarction 16 (13) 10 (8) 0.214a
 Heart failure 22 (17) 11 (9) 0.040a
 Peripheral vascular disease 13 (10) 13 (10) 1.000a
 Stroke 18 (14) 17 (13) 0.856a
 Diabetes Mellitus 32 (23) 34 (27) 0.564a
 COPD 9 (7) 5 (4) 0.272a
 Connective tissue disease 57 (45) 69 (54) 0.134a
 Gastric ulcers 24 (19) 24 (19) 1.000a
 Liver disease 12 (9) 13 (10) 1.000a
 Renal disease 17 (13) 20 (16) 0.594a
 Cancer 10 (8) 5 (4) 0.237a
Smoking status
 Never 50 (43) 52 (47) 0.563a
 Current 25 (21) 20 (18)  
 Past 42 (36) 38 (35)  
  1. BARC Brazilian association of research companies, BMI Body mass index, CCI Charlson comorbidity index, CCI-Y Charlson comorbidity-year index, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Values expressed n (%), mean and standard error (SE) or median and interquartile range (IQR)
  2. aPerson chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test
  3. bStudent’s t-test
  4. cMann-Whitney U test