Table 1: Characteristics of the study population stratified according to achieved or not achieved recommended blood pressure target.

Target achieved 1Target not achievedP-value

293147 (50.2)146 (49.8)
Gender0.02
 Female145 (49.5)83 (56.5)62 (42.5)
 Male148 (50.5)64 (43.5)84 (57.5)
Age in years0.49
 30-394 (1.4)3 (2.0)1 (0.7)
 40-4936 (12.3)18 (12.2)18 (12.3)
 50-5952 (17.7)25 (17.0)27 (18.5)
 60-69131 (44.7)71 (48.3)60 (41.1)
 70-7970 (23.9)30 (20.4)40 (27.4)
Education0.26
 primary107 (36.5)59 (40.1)48 (32.9)
 secondary94 (32.1)48 (32.7)46 (31.5)
 tertiary92 (31.4)40 (27.2)52 (35.6)
Current smoking35 (11.9)22 (15.0)13 (8.9)0.11
Self-reported diabetes50 (17.1)25 (50.0)25 (50.0)0.98
BMI > 25 kg/m2237 (82.3)122 (84.1)115 (80.4)0.41
BMQ, n (%), ≥ median
 Specific - Concerns164 (56.0)90 (61.2)74 (50.7)0.07
 Specific - Necessity151 (51.5)78 (53.1)73 (50.0)0.60

Legend: data are count (percent). Analyses are restricted to patients without missing values in respective variables.
BMI, body mass index; BMQ, Beliefs about Medicine Questionnaire.
1 Recommended target for treated hypertension: ≤ 140/90 mmHg and for diabetics: ≤ 140/85 mmHg.