Table 1.

Participant demographics

Participants, n= 167
Female, n (%)75 (45.0)
Age, years, mean (SD)61.4 (9.9)
Age range, years25–84
Years since diagnosis with hypertension,b n (%)
<1 years10 (6.1)
1–5 years20 (12.3)
>5 years133 (82.0)
Measure own BP at home, n (%)86 (52.0)
Number of medications for hypertension, mean (SD)1.76 (1.06)
Number of medications for other conditions, mean (SD)4.79 (3.06)
Ethnicity,b n (%)
White160 (97.0)
Mixed/multiple ethnic groups1 (0.6)
Asian/Asian British3 (1.8)
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British1 (0.6)
Other/rather not say0 (0.0)
Index of Multiple Deprivation score, mean (SD)19.6 (17.1)
Deprivation from postcode, quintiles 1–5,a,b n (%)
144 (30.1)
234 (23.3)
318 (12.3)
424 (16.4)
526 (17.8)
Highest level of education,b n (%)
GCSE/O level or equivalent (left school aged 16 years)39 (24.1)
A level or equivalent (left school at aged 18 years)17 (10.5)
Vocational (NVQ)18 (11.1)
University79 (49.0)
Other/rather not say9 (5.5)
Employment,b n (%)
Full-time employment36 (22.2)
Part-time employment21 (12.9)
Homemaker looking after family3 (1.9)
Student in full-time education0 (0.0)
Retired99 (61.1)
Unemployed3 (1.9)
  • a According to Multiple Deprivation Score, 1 is least deprived.

  • b Demographic questions were not mandatory and there were some missing data where responders chose not to answer. BP = blood pressure. NVQ = National Vocational Qualification. SD = standard deviation.