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Table 1 Physical and human resources related to blood pressure measurement

From: Status of hypertension screening in the Korea National General Health Screening Program: a questionnaire survey on 210 screening centers in two metropolitan areas

Classification n (%)
Type of medical institution
 Clinic 154 (73.3)
 Hospital 38 (18.1)
 General hospital 15 (7.1)
 Long-term care hospital 2 (1.0)
 Health check-up center 1 (0.5)
Type of sphygmomanometer
 Oscilloscope 109 (51.9)
 Mercury 44 (21.0)
 Aneroid 1 (0.5)
 Mercury and oscilloscope 50 (23.8)
 Aneroid and oscilloscope 5 (2.4)
 Mercury, aneroid and oscilloscope 1 (0.5)
Cuff size
 One 137 (65.2)
 Two 66 (90.4)
 Three or more 7 (9.6)
Existence of a thermometer
 Yes 85 (40.5)
 No 125 (59.5)
Sphygmomanometer calibration before measurement
 Yes 158 (75.2)
  Daily 75 (47.5)
  Weekly 43 (27.2)
  Monthly 39 (24.7)
  No response 1 (0.6)
 No 52 (24.8)
Place of blood pressure measurement
 Open space (e.g. waiting room, reception desk and lobby) 114 (54.3)
 Separate room for measurement of blood pressure 60 (28.6)
 Separate room for measurements of blood pressure and other examinations 18 (8.6)
 Open space or separate room 16 (7.6)
 No specified place 1 (0.5)
 No response 1 (0.5)
Person who measure blood pressure
 Nurse 130 (62.0)
 Physician 53 (25.0)
 Medical technician 14 (7.0)
 Nurse’s aide 10 (5.0)
 Administrative staff 2 (1.0)
 Examinee (automated measurement) 1 (0.0)