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Table 3 Clustering 1 of Cardiovascular risk factors by blood pressure group.

From: The prevalence of pre-hypertension and its association to established cardiovascular risk factors in south of Iran

Number of additional Risk factors normal (%) pre-HTN (%) HTN (%) p-value
0 21.0 8.3 1.9 <0.001
1 38.8 37.7 22.9 <0.001
2 25.4 28.4 34.3 <0.051
3 7.6 16.3 23.5 <0.001
≥4 7.2 9.3 17.4 <0.001
  1. HTN indicates hypertension.
  2. 1 Risk factors include diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia (total), high LDL and low HDL cholesterol level of blood, hypertriglyceridemia, smoking, age > 45 years, BMI ≥25 kg/m2.