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Table 4 Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure at initial blood pressure (HUNT 1) and follow-up (HUNT 2), according to self-reported antihypertensive status in samples less than and greater than 60 years of age

From: Association between blood pressure and Alzheimer disease measured up to 27 years prior to diagnosis: the HUNT Study

No dementia No dementia
<60 years old ≥60 years old
Antihypertensive status Number of subjects BP HUNT 1, mmHg BP HUNT 2, mmHg Antihypertensive status Number of subjects BP HUNT 1, mmHg BP HUNT 2, mmHg
Taking medication (H2) 2651 146.7/93.9 152.8/88.5 Taking medication (H2) 1693 160.2/93.4 163.5/87.2
Previously, not now (H2) 637 139.3/90.4 156.0/91.9 Previously, not now (H2) 409 153.6/90.4 168.9/89.7
Never (H2) 15,148 126.7/81.0 138.8/82.6 Never (H2) 3521 140.7/84.5 155.0/83.6
Alzheimer disease Alzheimer disease
<60 years old ≥60 years old
Antihypertensive status Number of subjects BP HUNT 1, mmHg BP HUNT 2, mmHg Antihypertensive status Number of subjects BP HUNT 1, mmHg BP HUNT 2, mmHg
Taking medication (H2) 33 153.9/93.5 163.2/85.5 Taking medication (H2) 66 154.4/93.1 159.1/87.3
Previously, not now (H2) 8 147.4/98.0 159.4/91.1 Previously, not now (H2) 13 147.1/86.0 178.6/90.9
Never (H2) 119 131.0/82.0 145.9/82.7 Never (H2) 144 137.6/83.6 150.5/81.7
  1. Abbreviations: BP Blood pressure, H2 HUNT 2, HUNT 1 Helse Undersøkelse Nord-Trøndelag (1984–1986), HUNT 2 Helse Undersøkelse Nord-Trøndelag (1995–1997)