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Table 3 Primary outcome measures for assessment of the effectiveness of AH treatment in South Croatia

From: Effectiveness of treatment of newly diagnosed hypertension in family medicine practices in South Croatia

Primary outcome measure Urban area (n = 64) Rural area (n = 78) Island area (n = 71) P
Rate of acheiving normotension (n, (%)) 37 (57.8) 45 (57.7) 40 (56.3) 0.981a
Arterial pressure [mmHg; mean, 95% CI] before treatment:
 Systolic arterial pressure 158.9 (156.1–161.7) 162.4 (158.8–165.9) 159.2 (155.2–163.2) > 0.05b
 Diastolic arterial pressure 96.0 (94.0–97.9) 97.5 (95.5–99.5) 97.8 (95.7–99.8) > 0.05b
Arterial pressure [mmHg; mean, 95% CI] after one-year treatmentc:
 Systolic arterial pressure 141.0 (138.1–143.8) 137.5 (134.7–140.2) 136.6 (134.1–139.2) 0.073b
 Diastolic arterial pressure 86.0 (84.4–87.6) 84.9 (83.1–86.8) 82.4 (80.8–84.0) 0.012b
Treatment complications (n, (%)) 4 (6.3) 7 (9.0) 6 (8.5) 0.838a
 No data 1 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
  1. aχ2 test
  2. bTwo-way ANOVA
  3. cBecause of the historical study design this time had a deviation of ±15 days