Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Original Article

Observed Changes in Risk during Naturopathic Treatment of Hypertension

Table 1

Characteristics of sample population at initial ND visit for HTN.

Population characteristic (n = 85)Mean (SD) or n (%)

Age (years)60.6 (14.9)
Sex
 Male35 (41%)
 Female50 (59%)
Ethnicity
 White45 (53%)
 Non-White12 (14%)
 Unknown28 (33%)
BP (mmHg)
 SBP157.5 (20)
 DBP89.9 (11.8)
BP stages
 Stage 130 (35%)
 Stage 243 (51%)
Controlled (<140/90) on anti-HTN medications12 (14%)
Use of anti-HTN medications at first visit40 (47%)
ND prescribed new anti-HTN medication added during ND care period14 (16%)
Total new anti-HTN medication added during ND period25 (29%)