Table 1: Baseline characteristics of the study hypertensive outpatients.
Characteristics 
Total (n = 160) 
Age, years, mean (SD) 
64.6 (12.4) 
Gender, male (%) 
76 (47.5) 
SBP at presentation, mmHg, mean (SD) 
161.0 (27.4) 
DBP at presentation, mmHg, mean (SD) 
92.9 (15.3) 
FBG (n = 136), mmol/L, mean (SD) 
6.3 (3.4) 
Weight (n = 153), Kg, mean (SD) 
70 (11.6) 
Duration of hypertension, median (IQR) 
4 (210) 
Age group (years) 

£ 44, n (%) 
12 (7.5) 
4564, n (%) 
68 (42.5) 
≥ 65, n (%) 
80 (50) 
Occupation, n (%) 

Trader 
38 (23.8) 
Retirees 
36 (22.5) 
Others 
28 (17.5) 
Farmer 
23 (14.4) 
Unclassified 
17 (10.6) 
Teacher 
14 (8.8) 
Clergy 
4 (2.5) 
Lipid Panel, mmol/L, mean (SD) 

Total Cholesterol (n = 86) 
4.6 (1.4) 
High Density Lipoprotein (n = 86) 
1.4 (0.1) 
Low Density Lipoprotein (n = 84) 
2.7 (1.4) 
Triglyceride 
1.2 (0.6) 
Data are expressed as number, n (per cent) for categorical variables, as mean (SD, standard deviation) for continuous variables in case of normal distributions and medians (IQRs, Inter Quartile Ranges) otherwise. SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; FBG: Fasting Blood Glucose.