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Table 1 Co-morbidities, antihypertensive use and arm and finger dimensions, 454 adults presenting to the Pre-Admission Clinic

From: Upper limb dimensions in adults presenting for elective surgery – implications for blood pressure measurement

CharacteristicNumber (%)
Diagnosed ischaemic heart disease63 (13.9)
Current diagnosis of hypertension197 (43.4)
Antihypertensive use (n = 162)
 Single agent84 (51.9)
 Two agents66 (40.7)
  ≥ 3 agents12 (7.4)
Right mid-arm circumference cm, mean (SD) [range]31.0 (5.0) [20.8–52.5]
Right slant angle degrees, mean (SD) [range]a86.9 (1.3) [80.3–90.5]
Right middle finger circumference cm, mean (SD) [range]5.8 (0.6) [3.9–7.6]
  1. an = 453