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Table 4 Tertile comparison of erythrocyte filterability among the hypertensive patients

From: Impaired deformability of circulating erythrocytes obtained from nondiabetic hypertensive patients: investigation by a nickel mesh filtration technique

Tertile Systolic BP Diastolic BP Erythrocyte filterability p value
(n) (mmHg) (mmHg) (%)  
First (34) 160.7 ± 12.3 92.9 ± 6.9 87.0 ± 2.1  
Second (34) 145.3 ± 9.4 79.7 ± 6.3 87.9 ± 2.3 0.009
Third (33) 122.4 ± 9.6 69.8 ± 5.5 88.6 ± 2.1