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Table 3 Care necessary to control hypertension cited by both groups of hypertensive women before and after intervention; 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) Group 2 (workshops + home visits)
  Initial (T0) Final (T3) Initial (T0) Final (T3)
Anti-hypertension therapy 100% 100% 100% 100%
Healthy eating 85,7% 85,7% 64,3% 85,7%
Physical activity 50% 84,6% 50% 92,9%
Moderation in the consumption of alcohol and quitting smoking 7,1% 69,2% 0 85,7%
Controlling nervousness/anger 32,1% 69,2% 32,1% 85,7%
Reduction salt intake 92,8% 100% 92,8% 100%
Reduction in the consumption of oils and fats 70% 92,3% 70% 100%
Consumption of fruit, vegetables and legumes 42,9% 85,7% 28,6% 69,2%