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Table 3 Prevalence of use of commonly prescribed classes of anti-hypertension medications among hypertensive participants (n,%)

From: Analysis on associated factors of uncontrolled hypertension among elderly hypertensive patients in Southern China: a community-based, cross-sectional survey

Medication Urban (n = 3010) Suburban (n = 4481) Rural (n = 3153) All (n = 10644) P-value1
Monotherapy 764 (25.4) 1675 (37.4) 1006 (31.9) 3445 (32.4) <0.001
 DIU 65 (2.2) 443 (9.9) 139 (4.4) 647 (6.1) 0.001
 ACEI/ARB 157 (5.2) 313 (7.0) 174 (5.5) 644 (6.1) 0.003
 BB 22 (0.7) 57 (1.3) 49 (1.5) 128 (1.2) 0.04
 CCB 520 (17.3) 862 (19.2) 644 (20.4) 2026 (19.0) 0.04
Combination 2246 (74.6) 2906 (62.6) 2147 (68.1) 7299 (68.6) <0.001
 Fixed-dose combination 1426 (47.4) 1748 (39.0) 1578 (50.1) 4752 (44.6) <0.001
 Single pill combination 863 (28.7) 946 (21.1) 712 (20.6) 2521 (23.7) 0.002
 Free combination 43 (1.4) 212 (4.7) 143 (4.5) 398 (3.7) 0.012
  1. 1P-value: Comparisons among urban, suburban and rural subjects by chi-square test.