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Table 1 Characteristics of the 29 physicians who participated in the study

From: What differentiates primary care physicians who predominantly prescribe diuretics for treating mild to moderate hypertension from those who do not? A comparative qualitative study

Characteristics Physicians who predominantly prescribe diuretics (n = 13) Physicians who predominantly prescribe other drug classes (n = 16)
Sex N (%) N (%)
   Female 6 (46.1) 8 (50.0)
   Male 7 (53.9) 8 (50.0)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Years of practice experience 21.9 ± 13.3 24.0 ± 5.4
Number of patients seen in 2009 1, 000.5 ± 544.3 1, 420.2 ± 743.6
Number of incident patients with uncomplicated hypertension (2009) 71.8 ± 62.9 99.3 ± 75.1
Mean proportion (%) of incident patients with uncomplicated hypertension started on diuretics (2009) 28.2% ± 11.3% 7.2% ± 4.3%