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Table 1 Antihypertensive drug treatment at baseline and follow-up, CoLaus study

From: Antihypertensive drug treatment changes in the general population: the colaus study

  Baseline Follow-up
Diuretics (%) 392 (46.9) 330 (42.8)
As main treatment (%) 93 (12.1) 108 (14.0)
Associated with other drugs (%) 293 (38.0) 240 (31.1)
Angiotensin receptor blockers (%) 345 (44.7) 399 (51.7)
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (%) 222 (28.8) 197 (25.5)
Beta-blockers (%) 216 (28.0) 255 (33.0)
Calcium channel blockers (%) 146 (18.9) 160 (20.7)
Other (%) 2 (0.3) 8 (1.0)
Number of antihypertensive classes (%)   
    0 - 46 (6.0)
    1 368 (47.7) 293 (38.0)
    2 296 (38.3) 270 (35.0)
    3+ 108 (14.0) 163 (21.0)
  1. Results are expressed as number of participants and (percentage). The total number of participants (772) was used as denominator to calculate percentages.