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Table 2 Results of the screening procedure and follow up

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

  Screening result
  Negative Positive
  n % n %
Systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg 1,034 89.9 115 10.1
Diastolic blood pressure >90 mmHg 928 80.8 221 19.2
Systolic >160 mmHg or diastolic >90 mmHg 912 79.4 237 20.6
Hypertension history     
   No previous hypertension diagnosis 892 97.8 221 93.2
   Previous hypertension work-up but no diagnosis 5 0.5 5 2.1
   Previous hypertension diagnosis 15 1.6 11 4.6
Subjects who saw their GP within 3 years 695 76.2 230 97.1
   Blood pressure measured -*) - 230 97.1
   No hypertension diagnosis 872 95.6 84 35.4
   Hypertension work-up, no diagnosis 14 1.5 77 32.5
   Hypertension diagnosis established 26 2.9 76 32.1
  1. *) data not available