Table 3

BP readings from 1 year prior to baseline to 6 months post-recruitment among all intervention and control patients who had systolic hypertension at baseline (SBP>130 mm Hg if patients had CKD stages 3–4 or SBP>140 mm Hg if no CKD stages 3–5)

Average BP 1 year agoAverage recent BPAverage BP at recruitment
Intervention (n=76)Control (n=116)Intervention (n=76)Control (n=101)Intervention (n=84)Control (n=137)
Systolic (range)150 (115–192)146 (111–189)155* (108–200)146 (100–187)156* (132–194)150 (131–197)
Diastolic (range)87* (64–118)83 (48–128)90* (51–140)84 (56–116)89* (64–115)86 (48–112)
Average BP at 1 monthAverage BP at 2 monthsAverage BP at 3 months
Intervention (n=74)Control (n=20)Intervention (n=78)Control (n=31)Intervention (n=73)Control (n=30)
Systolic (range)142 (121–181)143 (110–170)140* (118–173)146 (112–184)140 (108–185)141 (118–161)
Diastolic (range)87 (67–129)83 (49–108)86 (65–127)86 (63–113)87 (71–131)83 (53–106)
Average BP at 4 monthsAverage BP at 5 monthsAverage BP at 6 months
Intervention (n=24)Control (n=36)Intervention (n=18)Control (n=32)Intervention (n=18)Control (n=17)
Systolic (range)146 (114–178)142 (109–172)139 (101–175)145 (101–173)139 (124–186)146 (124–167)
Diastolic (range)87 (72–134)81 (49–110)87 (62–132)82 (47–98)86 (76–104)82 (61–92)
  • *BP from intervention patients significantly different to control patients at the level of p<0.05.

  • BP, blood pressure.