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Table 4 Comparison of the characteristics of people with diagnosed hypertension who were told to take antihypertensive medications vs. people not told.

From: Generalizability of guidelines and physicians' adherence. Case study on the Sixth Joint National Commitee's guidelines on hypertension

  Treatment prescribed % Treatment not prescribed % Odds Ratio (95% C. I.) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% C. I.)
Age ≥ 70 years 42.3 16.4 3.8 (2.6 – 5.4) 4.1 (2.9 – 6.0)
Women 55.8 43.2 1.7 (1.1 – 2.5) 1.5 (1.0 – 2.5)
Race / Ethnicity     
   White 81.5 85.5 1.0 1.0
   Black 16.3 12.0 1.4 (0.9 – 2.2) 1.7 (1.1 – 2.6)
   Other 2.1 2.2 1.0 (0.2 – 4.3) 0.9 (0.2 – 4.1)
Myocardial infarction 23.0 15.5 1.6 (1.0 – 2.8) 1.5 (0.9 – 2.7)
Stroke 13.1 6.0 2.3 (1.3 – 4.20) 1.9 (0.9 – 4.1)
Heart failure 16.3 8.3 2.2 (1.1 – 4.2) 2.1 (0.8 – 5.5)
Renal impairment 4.8 1.7 3.0 (0.7 – 13.6) 2.5 (0.4 – 14.6)
Diabetes 28.9 25.9 1.2 (0.7 – 1.9) 1.4 (0.8 – 2.5)
Chronic pulmonary disease 13.4 16.2 0.8 (0.4 – 1.6) 0.7 (0.3 – 1.1)
Physical impairment 13.3 11.6 1.2 (0.7 – 2.1) 0.6 (0.3 – 1.1)
Eligible in 2 or more trials 53.3 62.4 0.7 (0.4 – 1.3) 1.2 (0.6 – 2.8)