Table 3

‚ÄÉChanges in intermediate patient measures, Torres Strait, 1999 and 2002. Figures are means (SD) unless stated otherwise

Measure19992002
*Significant change at P<0.05.
Changes in blood pressure reported for all participants, not just those with hypertension.
Age (years)53.3 (13.6)52.4 (14.0)
Time since diagnosis (years)7.7 (5.3)7.9 (6.2)
Weight (kg)86.8 (18.21)91.3 (20.0)*
Body mass index32.5 (6.5)32.9 (6.3)
Haemoglobin A1c (%)9.2 (2.2)9.0 (2.3)
No (%) with good glycaemic control (haemoglobin A1c <7%)66/358 (18.4)127/519 (24.5)*
No (%) with well controlled hypertension (<140/90 mm Hg)127/315 (40.3)402/631 (63.7)*
Systolic (mm Hg)132.6 (17.4)129.9 (20.2)*
Diastolic (mm Hg)79.1 (17.1)76.92 (11.2)*