Table 1: Distribution and analysis of demographic characteristics and factors affecting blood pressure in both groups.

VariablesExperimental groupControl group value
()()
(%)/mean ± SD (%)/mean ± SD

Gender<0.0011
 Male20 (50.0)20 (50.0)
 Female20 (50.0)20 (50.0)
Smoking status0.3920.531
 Yes7 (17.5)5 (12.5)
 No33 (82.5)35 (87.5)
Regular medication use0.5490.459
 Yes27 (67.5)30 (75.0)
 No13 (23.5)10 (25.0)
Medication taken within 8 h21.21
 Yes18 (45.0)18 (45.0)
 No22 (55.0)22 (55.0)
Age (years)59.25 ± 9.1962.70 ± 8.40−1.7520.084
Years on medication4.30 ± 5.176.28 ± 7.36−1.3890.169
History of hypertension (years)7.08 ± 5.697.88 ± 6.97−0.5630.575
Systolic BP in clinic160.85 ± 9.76157.80 ± 9.261.4340.156
Diastolic BP in clinic96.83 ± 12.4395.18 ± 9.600.6650.508
Preacupressure systolic BP164.98 ± 16.72154.80 ± 14.992.8650.005
Preacupressure diastolic BP96.33 ± 16.8794.25 ± 12.420.6270.533

. BP was measured in the right upper arm. BP, blood pressure; SD, standard deviation.