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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants at the baseline

From: Community-based interventions in hypertensive patients: a comparison of three health education strategies

Group (health education strategy) Group 1a(reading) (N=116) Group 2a(regular lecture) (N=114) Group 3a(interactive lecture) (N=117) P b
Age (years) 53.4±7.9 55.9±7.8 53.8±9.5 0.066
Gender     0.508
  Male 52 (44.8) 45 (39.5) 44 (37.6)  
  Female 64 (55.2) 69 (60.5) 73 (62.4)  
Education     0.958
  Primary school 67 (57.8) 66 (57.9) 67 (57.3)  
  Middle school 28 (24.1) 25 (21.9) 30 (25.6)  
  >=High school 21 (18.1) 23 (20.2) 20 (17.1)  
Monthly income, RMB     0.358
  <1000 59 (50.9) 62 (54.4) 65 (55.6)  
  1000-2000 34 (29.3) 40 (35.1) 34 (29.1)  
  >2000 23 (19.8) 12 (10.5) 18 (15.4)  
  1. Data presented are mean±SD or n (%). RMB = Renminbi (Chinese currency).
  2. aExcluding 4, 6 and 3 subjects who were drop-outs in groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
  3. bP values in ANOVA (for age) or Chi-square (for other variables) tests for differences among the three groups.