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Table 2 Outcome characteristics of the follow-up study, 2.5 years postpartum*

From: Cardiovascular risk estimation in women with a history of hypertensive pregnancy disorders at term: a longitudinal follow-up study

Characteristics HTP cohort NTP cohort p value
(n=300) (n=94)
Age at follow up (years) 34 (30–37) 34 (31–37) .80
Time elapsed since delivery (years) 2.4 (2.2-2.7) 2.5 (2.2-2.9) .54
Primiparous 134 (44%) 21 (22%) < .001
Smoking 60 (20%) 19 (19%) .82
BMI at follow up (kg/m2) 26.6 (23.8-30.5) 23.2 (21.8-25.5) <.001
Antihypertensive medication use 29 (10%) 0 (0%) .001
Hypertension 104 (35%) 1 (1%) <.001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 124 (115–130) 110 (105–118) <.001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80 (78–90) 74 (66–80) <.001
Family history of MI** < 60 years in first- degree relative 48 (16%) 11 (11%) .21
  1. *Continuous data are expressed as median (IQR), dichotomous data as number of patients (%).
  2. ** MI Myocardial infarction.
  3. HTP women with a history of term gestational hypertension or term preeclampsia.
  4. NTP women with a history of normotensive term pregnancies.