Table 2

Unadjusted data on practice identification, treatment and control of 65–79-year-old patients with hypertension.a

Study group
Control (n = 12)Audit only (n = 9)Audit plus risk (n = 13)
CharacteristicsInitial Mean %Final Mean %Initial Mean %Final Mean %Initial Mean %Final Mean %
Identified
 Patients aged 65–79yearsn = 507n = 518n = 603n = 641n = 645n = 646
 Male45.345.640.642.044.745.6
 Female54.754.459.458.055.354.4
 Blood pressure < 160/90 mmHg47.558.039.047.054.363.0
 Blood pressure ≥ 160 / ≥90 mmHg30.124.126.826.726.922.8
 No record of blood pressure22.417.934.226.318.814.2
Patients with hypertension
 Blood pressure < 160/90 mmHg40.556.533.645.153.962.1
 Blood pressure ≥160 / ≥90 mmHg49.135.846.840.942.134.5
 No record of blood pressure10.47.719.614.03.93.4
Treated
 Patients with untreated hypertension15.78.612.57.715.76.3
 Patients with treated hypertension84.391.487.592.384.393.7
Controlled
 Treated no record of blood pressure9.26.615.912.93.03.2
 Treated blood pressure ≥160 / ≥90 mmHg41.532.341.338.336.132.6
 Treated blood pressure <160/90 mmHg33.6±11.752.5±16.130.3±13.441.1±13.645.2±12.157.9±15.7
  • 1 Data relate to practices that returned more than one set of patient data (n = 34).