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Table 2 Physical and laboratory parameters among the 87 clinically evaluated patients with hypertension

From: Modifiable lifestyle risk factors for stroke among a high risk hypertensive population in Greater Kampala, Uganda; a cross-sectional study

  n (N = 87) %
Blood pressure levels classifications (SBP/DBP) mmHg
 Normal: < 120/< 80 1 1.2
 Prehypertension: 120–139/80–89  4 4.6
 Hypertensive: ≥ 140/≥ 90 82 94.3
 Hypertension, stage 1: 140–159/90–99  23 26.4
 Hypertension, stage 2: > 160/> 100 59 67.8
Body mass index (BMI)
 Under weight 1 1.1
 Normal weight; 20–24.9 kg/m2 23 26.5
 Over weight; ≥ 25 kg/m2 28 32.2
 Obese; ≥ 30 kg/m2 35 40.2
LDL-cholesterol
 Optimal: less than 2.59 mmol/L 0 0.0
 Near/above optimal: (2.59–3.34 mmol/L)  3 3.5
 Borderline high: (3.37–4.12 mmol/L)  1 1.2
 High: (4.15–4.90 mmol/L)  4 4.6
 Very high: greater than (4.90 mmol/L) 63 72.4
 High LDL: ≥ 130 mg/dL (≥ 3.37 mmol/L) 68 78.2
Total cholesterol
 Desirable: less than 200 mg/dL (5.18 mmol/L)  50 57.5
 Borderline high: 200–239 mg/dL (5.18 to 6.18 mmol/L)  18 20.7
 High: 240 mg/dL (6.22 mmol/L) or higher 3 3.5
 High TC: ≥ 200 mg/dL 21 24.1
HDL-cholesterol
 Low HDL: ≤ 40 mg/dL 10 11.5
 Low level, increased risk: Less than 40 mg/dL (1.0 mmol/L) for men and less than 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) for women  29 33.3
 Average level, average risk: 40–50 mg/dL (1.0–1.3 mmol/L) for men and between 50 and 59 mg/dl (1.3–1.5 mmol/L) for women  18 20.7
 High level, less than average risk: 60 mg/dL (1.55 mmol/L) or higher for both men and women 33 37.9
Fasting triglycerides
 Desirable: less than 150 mg/dL (1.70 mmol/L) 58 66.7
 Borderline high: 150–199 mg/dL (1.7–2.2 mmol/L)  10 11.5
 High: 200–499 mg/dL (2.3–5.6 mmol/L)  3 3.5
 Very high: greater than 500 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) 0 0.0
 High TG: ≥ 110 mg/dL 26 29.9