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Table 4 Summary of changes (baseline – follow-up) in clinical measures (mean, 95% CI) a

From: NHS health checks through general practice: randomised trial of population cardiovascular risk reduction

Measure NHS HC only NHS HC plus Overall
CVD risk (%) 3.10b 2.80b 2.98b
  (2.43, 3.76) (2.01, 3.58) (2.47, 3.48)
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 6.65b 5.64b 6.25b
  (4.94, 8.36) (3.74, 7.53) (4.98, 7.53)
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 3.56b 3.31b 3.47b
  (2.61, 4.52) (2.25, 4.38) (2.76, 4.18)
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 0.54b 0.56b 0.55b
  (0.45, 0.64) (0.44, 0.68) (0.47, 0.62)
High density lipoproteins (mmol/l) −0.01 −0.01 −0.01
  (−0.03, 0.00) (−0.03, 0.01) (−0.03, 0.00)
Total cholesterol/HDL ratio 0.42b 0.47b 0.44b
  (0.33, 0.51) (0.35, 0.59) (0.37, 0.51)
Weight (kg) 0.23 0.51 0.34
  (−0.24, 0.70) (−0.21, 1.24) (−0.06, 0.74)
Body mass index (kgm-2) 0.02 0.22d 0.10c
  (−0.13, 0.17) (−0.03, 0.47) (−0.04, 0.23)
Waist circumference (cm) 1.19b 1.61b 1.36b
  (0.60, 1.78) (0.90, 2.32) (0.90, 1.81)
  1. CI-confidence interval; HC-Health Check; a Comparisons carried out on ITT basis; b p< 0.001; c p< 0.05; d p< 0.01.