Skip to main content

Table 2 Socio-demographic and health characteristics of both groups of hypertensive women participating of the intervention strategies (Groups 1 and 2); Porto Firme, MG, Brazil, 2009.

From: Non-pharmacological treatment of hypertension in primary health care: A comparative clinical trial of two education strategies in health and nutrition

  Group 1 (workshops)
N = 14
Group 2 (workshops + visit)
N = 14
z pa
Age in years (± SD) 55.6 ± 2.8 50.7 ± 6.5 2.009 0.04*
Schooling, years of study (± SD) 3.9 ± 3.3 4.4 ± 3.2 0.658 0.51
Regular use of medication for hypertension, % 100 100 - -
n° medications/day (± SD) 1.9 ± 0.6 2.8 ± 1.1 2.201 0.02*
n° of pills/day (± SD) 2.8 ± 1.5 4.5 ± 2.4 1.471 0.08
Weight, kg (± SD) 75.3 ± 17.4 77.7 ± 14.3 0.597 0.55
BMI, kg/m 2 (± SD) 31.3 ± 6.9 33.4 ± 5.6 1.424 0.15
Excessive alcohol intake, % (n) 0 0 - -
Smoking habit, % (n) 7.1 (1) 0 - -
Physical activity, % (n)
Active
57.1 (8) 57.1 (8) - -
  1. Values in cells are mean ± standard deviation; a p-value for difference between groups by Mann-Whitney test; *p < 0.05.