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Table 4 Patterns of Hypertension management in diabetic patients on follow-up at JUSH, November 2009

From: Assessment of quality of care given to diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital diabetes follow-up clinic, Jimma, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (%)
History of hypertension   
   Yes 146 44.4
   No 183 55.6
Pharmacologic treatment for hypertension   
   Yes 130 89.0
   No 16 11.0
Proportion with hypertension by diabetes type   
   Type 1 (N = 117) 30 20.5
   Type 2 (N = 212) 116 79.5
BP in mmHg   
   < 130/80 118 35.9
   130/80 to < 140/90 110 33.4
   140/90 to < 160/100 81 24.6
   ≥ 160/100 20 6.1
Antihypertensive agents   
   HCT 16 12.3
   ACE inhibitor 110 84.6
   Beta blocker 10 7.7
   Calcium channel blocker 21 16.2
   Others 11 8.4
Option of drugs   
   Single agent 95 73.1
   Two drugs 32 24.6
   Three drugs 3 2.3
  1. BP - blood pressure, HCT - hydrochlorothiazide, ACE - angiotensin converting enzyme