Table 1

Baseline characteristics stratified by tertile of baseline CVD risk score

Group variableTotalLow
(<6.1%)
Moderate
(6.1%–17.0%)
High
(>17.0%)
Sample, N3244108210811081
Randomised to active treatment, N (%)1622 (50%)559 (51.7%)513 (47.5)550 (50.9)
Age, years51.7±8.146.0±6.254.5±6.554.6±8.1
Male sex, N (%)2017 (62.2)567 (52.4)804 (74.4)646 (59.8)
Current smoker, N (%)801 (24.7) 115 (10.6) 352 (32.6)334 (30.9)
SBP, mmHg159.5±17.5148.4±12.2 157.3±12.2 172.6±17.9
DBP, mmHg102.9±6.8100.0±3.8100.8±4.4107.9±8.2
Total cholesterol, mmol/L6.0±1.15.5±0.96.0±0.96.5±1.3
BMI, kg/m2 26.6±3.9 26.6±4.0 26.5±3.6 26.7±4.1
  • Bold values: P<0.05 based on the distribution of baseline characteristics by treatment assignment.

  • BMI, body mass index; CVD, cardiovascular disease; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure.