Table 1: Sociodemographic characteristics of very elderly hypertensive patients.

 

Variables

Total

N = 41

Women

N = 31

Men

N = 10

p

Age (n, %)

 

 

 

0.673a

80 - 84 years

28 (68.3)

21 (67.7)

7 (70.0)

 

85-89 years

11 (26.8)

9 (29.1)

2 (20.0)

 

> 90 years

2 (4.9)

1 (3.2)

1 (10.0)

 

Marriage status (n, %)

 

 

 

0.049

Live with partner

13 (31.7)

7 (22.6)

6 (60.0)

 

Live without partner

28 (68.3)

24 (77.4)

4 (40.0)

 

Per capita income (mean SD)

270.6 138.2

252.7 107.6

315.6 195.3

0.463b

Education level (mean SD)

1.9 2.6

1.7 2.2

2.6 3.5

0.565c

Time at the LHA (mean SD)

14.3 5.7

14.4 6.1

13.8 4.6

0.148b

 

ap: Fisher's exact test; bp: t test; cp: Mann-Whitney U-test. Per capita income in Dollars (USD); Education in years; LHA: Arterial Hypertension League; Time at the LHA in years.