Table 4

Treatment and health outcomes of hypertensive patients by insurance status

VariablesWithout local insurance
n (%)
With local insurance
n (%)
P valueOR (95% CI)*
Treatment
 Primary care management266 (61.1)354 (81.9)<0.0012.58 (1.56 to 4.28)†
 Drug treatment336 (77.2)380 (88.0)<0.0012.23 (1.37 to 3.62)‡
Health outcomes
 BP control188 (43.0)228 (52.4)0.0071.46 (1.03 to 2.07)§
  • *Multiple logistic regression models were performed in the participants without local insurance coverage as the reference group. The covariates adjusted included age, gender, education, occupation, year of hypertension and family history.

  • †P<0.001

  • ‡P<0.01

  • §P<0.05

  • BP, blood pressure.