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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 60)

From: Tolerability of the Oscar 2 ambulatory blood pressure monitor among research participants: a cross-sectional repeated measures study

Characteristic n Percent* Mean (SD)
Age group (years)    
   29-44 22 36.7  
   45-64 34 56.7  
   >65 4 6.7  
Female sex 31 51.7  
Race    
   Black 24 40.0  
   White 34 56.7  
   Other 2 3.3  
Hispanic ethnicity 2 3.3  
Education level    
   Some high school 2 3.3  
   High school graduate 3 5.0  
   Some college 21 35.0  
   College graduate 34 56.7  
Self-reported health    
   Excellent 10 16.7  
   Very good 29 48.3  
   Good 16 26.7  
   Fair or poor 5 8.3  
Nonsmoker 50 83.3  
BMI    
   Normal (<25 kg/m2) 11 18.3  
   Overweight (25-29 kg/m2) 15 25.0  
   Obese (≥30 kg/m2) 34 56.7  
Arm circumference**    
   <35 cm 36 72.0  
   ≥35 cm 14 28.0  
Married or living with partner**    
   Yes 35 65.0  
   No 15 35.0  
24-hour systolic BP, mm Hg (1st time)    148 (14)
24-hour diastolic BP, mm Hg (1st time)    87 (10)
24-hour systolic BP, mm Hg (2nd time)    146 (14)
24-hour diastolic BP, mm Hg (2nd time)    85 (10)
  1. BMI, body mass index
  2. *Some percentages do not add exactly to 100 due to rounding
  3. ** missing data on 10 participants