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Table 3 Comparison of knowledge score in patients with controlled and uncontrolled hypertension

From: Good knowledge about hypertension is linked to better control of hypertension; A multicentre cross sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan

Characteristic   Overall N=447 Controlled hypertension N=323 Uncontrolled hypertension N=124 *P value
  score Mean(SD) Mean(SD) Mean(SD)  
What does hypertension mean? 1 0.46(0.49) 0.52(0.49) 0.28(0.45) <0.001
Is HTN dangerous for your health? 1 0.62(0.48) 0.66(0.47) 0.53(0.50) 0.01
What should be your systolic BP? 1 0.69(0.45) 0.74(0.43) 0.56(0.49) <0.001
What should be your diastolic BP? 1 0.68(0.46) 0.73(0.44) 0.54(0.49) <0.001
Which measure is more important? 1 0.18(0.39) 0.21(0.41) 0.11(0.31) <0.001
Would lowering BP improve your health? 1 0.67(0.46) 0.71(0.45) 0.58(0.49) 0.12
Is high BP asymptomatic? 1 0.31(0.46) 0.36(0.48) 0.16(0.37) <0.001
Can changing lifestyle lower your BP? 1 0.82(0.37) 0.86(0.34) 0.72(0.44) <0.001
Do you think HTN is a lifelong disease? 1 0.73(0.44) 0.80(0.39) 0.54(0.50) <0.001
Do you think you have to take antihypertensives lifelong? 1 0.74(0.43) 0.82(0.38) 0.55(0.49) <0.001
Is high BP an unavoidable part of aging? 1 0.53(0.49) 0.61(0.48) 0.32(0.46) <0.001
Symptom of HTN 9 3.25(2.01) 3.37(2.04) 2.96(1.91) 0.05
Factors associated with HTN 8 4.10(2.06) 4.11(2.04) 4.06(2.11) 0.80
Organs affected by HTN 4 3.38(1.82) 3.38(1.82) 3.38(1.81) 0.98
Food associated with hypertension 6 3.73(2.31) 3.89(2.32) 3.31(2.22) 0.01
Total score 38 20.97(4.93) 21.85(4.74) 18.67(4.70) <0.001
Total percent score   55.18 % 57.50% 49.10%  
  1. *p value between controlled and uncontrolled hypertension.