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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Efficacy of screening for high blood pressure in dental health care

  N Mean (SD)
or %
No. of eligible patients 1,149 100
Mean age at screening, years 1,149 46.4 (9.52)
Women, % 573 49.9
Reported height, cm 1,149 172.7 (9.23)
Reported weight, kg 1,149 78.8 (14.78)
Body mass index, kg/m2 1,149 26.3 (3.92)
Three-year period prior to screening   
   GP appointments 3,639  
   Patients seen by GP 861 74.9
   Hospital admissions 1  
   No. of patients admitted 1 0.1
Three-year period following screening   
   GP appointments 4,309  
   Patients seen by GP 925 80.5
   Hospital admissions 12  
   No. of patients admitted 6 0.5
   Deceased after dental screening appointment 7 0.6