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Table 4 Associations with poor tolerability to wearing monitor

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

Characteristic Percent p-value*
Age group (years)   0.27
   29-44 38.9  
   45-64 20.1  
   >65 0  
Sex   0.81
   Male 25.0  
   Female 28.0  
Race   0.73
   Black 30.4  
   White 24.0  
   Other 0  
Education level   0.53
   Some high school 0  
   High school graduate 0  
   Some college 26.3  
   College graduate 32.0  
Self-reported health   
   Excellent, very good, good 22.2 0.01
   Fair/poor 75.0  
Smoker   0.98
   Yes 25.0  
   No 24.4  
BMI   0.36
   Normal (<25 kg/m2) 36.4  
   Overweight (25-29 kg/m2) 13.3  
   Obese ( ≥30 kg/m2) 30.4  
Arm circumference   0.47
   <35 cm 23.5  
   ≥35 cm 33.3  
Married or living with partner   
   Yes 21.9 0.31
   No 35.3  
24-hour systolic BP ≥ 130 mm Hg   0.56
   Yes 27.9  
   No 16.7  
24-hour diastolic BP ≥ 80 mm Hg   0.37
   Yes 29.7  
   No 16.7  
  1. BMI, body mass index
  2. *P-value by chi-square