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Table 2 Characteristics of the studied sample

From: Zangfu zheng (patterns) are associated with clinical manifestations of zang shang (target-organ damage) in arterial hypertension

Characteristics Values
Sample (Female; Male) 43 (26; 17)
Clinical data, mean ± SD
   Age, years 54.1 ± 16.2
   Systolic pressure, mmHg 162.7 ± 24.8
   Diastolic pressure, mmHg 98.6 ± 16.6
   Mean pressure, mmHg 120.0 ± 17.5
   Pulse pressure, mmHg 64.0 ± 19.3
   Heart rate, b/min 70.9 ± 12.4
   Body mass index, kg/m2 27.1 ± 6.3
Zangfu patterns, N (%)
   Liver-fire blazing upwards 5 (11.6)
   Kidney-yin deficiency and Liver-yang rising 33 (76.7)
   Obstruction of phlegm and dampness of Heart/Liver/Gallbladder 0 (0)
   Qi and blood deficiency leading to Liver-yang rising 0 (0)
   Kidney-yin/yang deficiency 5 (11.6)
Manifestations, median [minimum; maximum]
   Presented (clinical history) 14.0 [4.0; 23.0]
   Available (used in pattern differentiation) 7.0 [3.0; 10.0]
  1. Demographic and clinical variables of subjects with hypertension