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Table 1 Characteristics of the two patient populations at baseline (T0)

From: Home based telemedicine intervention for patients with uncontrolled hypertension: - a real life - non-randomized study

Patients HBT group UC group P=
  n = 74 n = 94  
M/F (%) 38/36 (51/49%) 50/44 (53/47%) 0.77
mean age ± SD (years) 59.7 ± 12.5 59.1 ± 13.3 0.76
Mean follow-up (days) 80 ± 25 82 ± 28 0.54
Pts followed for 40–65 days 21 29  
Pts followed for 66–99 days 38 33  
Pts followed for 100–120 days 10 25  
Pts followed for 120–130 days 5 7  
Diagnosis:    
Hypertension (H) 74 (100%) 94 (100%)  
H + hypertensive cardiomyopathy 10 (14%) 9 (10%)  
H + ischemic cardiomyopathy 1 (1.4%) 2 (2%)  
BMI 27 ± 6 28 ± 5.2 0.25
Risk factors (%):    0.45
Diabetes 12 (16%) 18 (19%)  
Obesity 21 (28%) 30 (32%)  
Family History 66 (89%) 77 (82%)  
Dyslipidemia 20 (27%) 29 (31%)  
Smokers 12 (16%) 10 (11%)  
Ex-smokers 13 (18%) 8 (9%)  
Patients with >2 risks 43 (58%) 50 (53%)  
  1. BMI indicates body mass index; HBT, indicates home-based telemedicine; UC, indicates usual care; SD, standard deviation.