Table 2

Comparison of characteristics for hypertensive patients with and without linked data

Linked
(n=6307)
Not linked
(n=246)
P value
Female, n (%)3395 (53.8)127 (51.6)0.539
Age, mean (SD)64.7 (14.1)65.2 (17.2)0.523
Deceased year recorded in the EMR, n (%)30 (0.5)60 (24.4)<0.001
Patient EMR status<0.001
 Active, n (%)5326 (84.4)126 (51.2)
 Deceased, n (%)104 (1.6)60 (24.4)
 Inactive, n (%)99 (1.6)8 (3.3)
 Unknown, n (%)778 (12.3)52 (21.1)
Urban residence, n (%)*4312 (69.5)156 (65.5)0.225
Type of EMR<0.001
 Wolf, n (%)3266 (51.8)221 (89.8)
 Med Access, n (%)3041 (48.2)25 (10.2)
Number of primary care encounters, mean (SD)45.8 (40.7)39.2 (47.2)0.013
  • *Postal code for determining urban or rural residence was missing for 99 patients (1.6%) in the Linked cohort and eight patients (3.3%) in the Not Linked cohort.

  • EMR, electronic medical record.;