Table 1

Age and sex distribution of the study population (%)

High-risk patientsLow-risk patientsAll
Kidney diseaseDiabetes mellitusCardiovascular*
Age, years
Male, %
Obese/overweight, %61.483.866.465.767.5
Current tobacco use, %20.325.825.123.724.5
Number of patients3060430329 17511 59348 131
% of patients6.48.960.624.1100.0
  • *The cardiovascular risk group includes patients with grades 2 or 3 hypertension (with or without comorbid cardiovascular disease) prior to treatment initiation and those with ‘high normal’ or grade 1 hypertension plus one or more cardiovascular conditions (ie, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, myocardial infarction or hyperlipidaemia).