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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of stroke patients by hypertension awareness

From: Hypertension unawareness among Chinese patients with first-ever stroke

  Aware (n = 3139) Unaware (n = 593) P value
Age, median (IQR) 62 (54–70) 60 (50–69) 1.31 × 10−4
Age ≥ 60 years, n (%) 1835 (58.5) 300 (50.6) 4.14 × 10−4
Male, n (%) 2186 (69.6) 412 (69.5) 0.961
Married, n (%) 3135 (99.9) 592 (99.8) 0.579
BMI, median (IQR) 24.5 (22.9–26.0) 24.0 (22.5–25.4) 3.47 × 10−5
BMI ≥ 25, n (%) 1242 (39.6) 198 (33.4) 0.005
Smoking, n (%) 1115 (35.5) 249 (42.0) 0.003
Alcohol drinking, n (%) 682 (21.7) 142 (23.9) 0.235
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 874 (27.8) 81 (13.7) 4.34 × 10−14
Hyperlipidaemia, n (%) 469 (14.9) 76 (12.8) 0.205
Heart diseases, n (%) 345 (11.0) 32 (5.4) 1.44 × 10−5
History of TIA, n (%) 123 (3.9) 18 (3.0) 0.348
Lack of health insurance, n (%) 1564 (49.8) 326 (55.0) 0.022
Rural residency, n (%) 877 (27.9) 228 (38.4) 5.23 × 10−7
Lower-level of education, n (%) 806 (27.3) 222 (38.0) 3.35 × 10−7
Manual work, n (%) 1663 (53.2) 371 (62.6) 2.78 × 10−5
Family history of stroke, n (%) 349 (11.1) 27 (4.6) 1.55 × 10−7
  1. IQR indicates interquartile ranges, BMI indicates body mass index, TIA indicates transient ischemic attack. Lower-level of education indicates primary school or illiteracy