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Table 1 Parameters used from GP eHRs and their abbreviations and descriptions

From: Metabolic syndrome in hypertensive women in the age of menopause: a case study on data from general practice electronic health records

  Parameter Description
Age Age (years) Numeric < 47, 59>
Hypdu Hypertension duration (years) Nominal {< 5, 5–10, > 10}
Hypre Hypertension regulation Binary {Normal /No}
DGDM Dg Diabetes mellitus Binary {Yes/No}
DMdu Diabetes duration (years) Nominal {0, 1–4, 5–10, > 10}
DMtr Diabetes treatment (oral antidiabetics, oral antidiabetics+insulin, insulin) Nominal {no, or, or/and, and}
DMco Diabetes complications: macrovascular (coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease) and microvascular (retinopathy, proteinuric nephropathy, low extremity ulcers) Nominal {no, mac, mic}
chre Chronic respiratory diseases (asthma, COPB) Binary {Yes/No}
allre Respiratory allergic diseases (rhinitis) Binary {Yes/No}
CHD Chronic heart disease (heart failure, cardiomyopathy) Binary {Yes/No}
CoHD Coronary heart disease (angina, infarct myocardii, revascularization) Binary {Yes/No}
CV Cerebrovascular disease (transitory ischaemic attack, cerebrovascular insult, carotid atherosclerosis) Binary {Yes/No}
PAS Peripheral artery disease Binary {Yes/No}
GI Upper gastro-intestinal disease (reflux, gastritis, duodenal ulcer) Binary {Yes/No}
infbo Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease, ulcerative collitis) Binary {Yes/No}
hep Chronic liver disease (chronic virus hepatitis, cirrhosis) Binary {Yes/No}
mal Malignant disease (not patients at terminal stage and under therapy) Binary {Yes/No}
op osteoporosis Binary {Yes/No}
OA Osteo-arthritis Binary {Yes/No}
Sis Collagenosis (rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthritis, systemic lupus, systemic sclerosis, MCTD, dermatomyositis) Binary {Yes/No}
Uro Chronic urogenital disease (chr cystitis, pyelonephritis) Binary {Yes/No}
cogn Cognitive impairment &dementia Binary {Yes/No}
thy Endocrine disease (the thyroid gland disease) Binary {Yes/No}
depr Anxiety&depression Binary {Yes/No}
psy Psychosis Binary {Yes/No}
derm Chronic skin disease (psoriasis, chronic ezcema) Binary {Yes/No}
chdi A total number of chronic diseases Numeric < 1, 10>
sta statins ≥3 months) Binary {Yes/No}
BB beta-blockers (≥ 3 months) Binary {Yes/No}
anco anticoagulant drugs (≥ 3 months) Binary {Yes/No}
anal Analgesics/Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (frequent use: ≥3 months in the past year) Binary {Yes/No}
anbi Antibiotics (≥2 times per year) Binary {Yes/No}
met Metformin (≥ 3 months) Binary {Yes/No}
Ace ACE-INH (or AT-receptor antagonist) ≥ 3 months Binary {Yes/No}
Drug A total number of oral drugs Numeric < 1, 9>
FGlu Fasting glucose (mmol/L) Numeric < 4.00, 13.00>
TG Triglycerides (mmol/L) Numeric < 0.42, 4.49>
cho Total cholesterol (mmol/L) Numeric < 3.50, 8.20>
LDL LDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) Numeric < 1.02, 5.79>
HDL HDL-cholesterol (mmol/L) Numeric < 0.80, 2.60>
cre Serum creatinine (μmol/l) Numeric < 43.00, 110.00>
GFR Glomerular filtration rate (mL/min/1.73 m2) (MDRDa on-line calculator) Numeric < 40.9, 143.3>
Le Leukocytes number (109/L) Numeric < 3.90, 11.50>
CRP C-reactive protein (mg/L) Numeric < 0.20, 11.50>
Mo Monocytes% (in blood differential count) Numeric < 0.00, 7.00>
Ly Lymphocytes % (in blood differential count) Numeric < 5.00, 48.00>
Er Erythrocytes number (1012/L) Numeric < 3.66, 5.80>
Hb Haemoglobin (g/L) Numeric < 106.00, 155.00>
Htc Haematocrit (%) Numeric < 0.29, 0.50>
Fe Serum iron (μmol/l) Numeric < 6.30, 26.80>
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