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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Characteristics, practice patterns, and outcomes in patients with acute hypertension: European registry for Studying the Treatment of Acute hyperTension (Euro-STAT)

Variables All patients
(N= 791)
Enrolment setting
   ED
(n= 180)
ICU
(n= 382)
Perioperative
(n= 229)
Median age, years (IQR) 69 (58 to 77) 70 (60 to 79) 69 (59 to 76) 66 (53 to 76)
Females, n (%) 295 (37) 94 (52) 107 (28) 94 (41)
Medical history, n (%)
   Hypertension 491 (62) 126 (70) 230 (60) 135 (59)
   Hospitalisation for hypertension 7 (0.9) 6 (3.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)
   Cardiac surgery 108 (14) 6 (3.3) 71 (19) 31 (14)
   Myocardial infarction 96 (12) 19 (11) 56 (15) 21 (9.2)
   Diabetes mellitus 189 (24) 49 (27) 88 (23) 52 (23)
   Chronic kidney disease 80 (10) 25 (14) 43 (11) 12 (5.2)
   End-stage renal disease 18 (2.3) 5 (2.8) 10 (2.6) 3 (1.3)
   Neurological dysfunction or disease 91 (12) 29 (16) 45 (12) 17 (7.4)
   Peripheral vascular disease 91 (12) 13 (7.2) 47 (12) 31 (14)
   Tobacco smoker 176 (22) 30 (17) 83 (22) 63 (28)
   Alcohol misuse (≥2 drinks/day) 45 (5.7) 2 (1.1) 23 (6.0) 20 (8.7)
   Drug abuse (amphetamines, cocaine, other) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.3) 0 (0.0)
Predisposing factors, n (%)     
   Medication nonadherence (ED) - 11 (6.1) - -
   Medications withheld > 12 hours (ICU and perioperative) - - 39 (10) 21 (9.2)
  1. ED, emergency department; -, no data.