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Table 4 Prescription of anti-hypertensive drugs

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

  Yes No No response
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Do you prescribe anti-hypertension drugs when a person has the following condition?
 SBP 140 mmHg, DBP 90 mmHg 83 (39.5) 120 (57.1) 7 (3.4)
 SBP 150 mmHg, DBP 95 mmHg 167 (79.5) 35 (16.7) 8 (3.8)
 SBP 160 mmHg, DBP 100 mmHg 184 (87.6) 18 (8.6) 8 (3.8)
 SBP 140 mmHg, DBP 80 mmHg 47 (22.4) 154 (73.3) 9 (4.3)
 SBP 160 mmHg, DBP 80 mmHg 147 (70.0) 54 (25.7) 9 (4.3)
When deciding whether to start anti-hypertensive drugs, do you consider the age of the patient? 171 (81.4) 39 (18.6) 0 (0.0)
Do you prescribe anti-hypertensive drugs when a person aged 65 years or older has the following condition?
 SBP 140 mmHg, DBP 90 mmHg 50 (29.2) 114 (66.7) 7 (4.1)
 SBP 150 mmHg, DBP 95 mmHg 133 (77.8) 31 (18.1) 7 (4.1)
 SBP 160 mmHg, DBP 100 mmHg 153 (89.5) 11 (6.4) 7 (4.1)
 SBP 140 mmHg, DBP 80 mmHg 27 (15.8) 136 (79.5) 8 (4.7)
 SBP 160 mmHg, DBP 80 mmHg 116 (67.8) 47 (27.5) 8 (4.7)