Table 1: Baseline characteristics.

 

Characteristics

No. of patients (N = 111)

Woman

75 (67.6%)

Age in years, mean

62.8 12

Black race

56 (50.5%)

Body weight, mean (Kg)

72.2 14.8

Height, mean (meters)

1.59 0.1

BMI, mean (Kg/m2)

28.18 4.72

History of MI

23 (20.7%)

History of stroke

26 (23.4%)

High Framingham score

71 (64%)

Alcohol consumption

10 (9%)

Current smoker

3 (2.7%)

Past smoker

43 (38.7%)

Diabetes Mellitus

39 (35.1%)

Metabolic syndrome

62 (55.9%)

Time of SAH, mean (years)

21.7 12.9

Number of BP drugs, mean

4.7 1.1

Baseline systolic BP, mean

152.5 28.4

Baseline diastolic BP, mean

88.5 17.1

 

Data are expressed as number of patients (percentage) or mean SD. BMI: Body Mass Index; MI: Myocardial Infarction; SAH: Systemic Arterial Hypertension; BP: Blood Pressure.