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Table 2 Relative distribution of hypertensive Costa Rican elderly by awareness and treatment status.

From: Factors associated with hypertension prevalence, unawareness and treatment among Costa Rican elderly

Classification Total population (n)* Males (n)* Females (n)*
Total population (2,827) (1,293) (1,534)
Elderly with hypertension 64.5 59.8 68.8
Uncontrolled hypertension 31.9 30.4 33.3
Hypertensives according to definition criteria    
   Only diagnosis + 7.9 8.1 7.8
   Only Medicines 6.0 8.1 4.2
   Only ≥ 140/90 in three out of four measures 18.4 23.4 14.5
   Diagnosis and medicines 36.7 32.9 39.7
   Diagnosis and measure 6.2 6.4 6.0
   Medicine and measure 0.9 0.5 1.2
   Diagnosis, medicines and measure. 24.0 20.6 26.6
Hypertensives** (1,849) (778) (1,071)
   Aware 74.9 68.2 80.2
   Unaware 25.1 31.8 19.8
Aware hypertensives (1,378) (530) (848)
   Treated 81.1 78.4 82.9
   Untreated 18.9 21.6 17.1
Unaware hypertensives (466) (246) (220)
   Treated 27.1 27.0 27.3
   Untreated 72.9 73.0 72.7
  1. *Sample sizes are unweighted, whereas relative distributions correspond to weighted samples.
  2. ** Individuals with missing information on awareness of the condition (n = 5) are not included in the relative distribution.
  3. +People who responded affirmatively to the question: "Have you ever been told by a medical doctor that you had high blood pressure (hypertension)?"