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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Patients

From: Antihypertensive efficacy of metoprolol XL/Low dose chlorthalidone (6.25 mg) combination: a randomized, comparative study in Indian patients with mild-to-moderate essential hypertension

Parameters Metoprolol XL + Chlorthalidone
(n = 65)
Metoprolol XL + HCTZ
(n = 65)
P value
Males (%) 29(45) 26(40) 0.594
Females (%) 36(55) 39(60)  
Mean Age (years)(range) 50.80 ± 9.46 52.02 ± 9.54 0.467
Mean Weight (kg) ± SD 59.91 ± 11.01 60.75 ± 16.21 0.730
Mean Height (cm) ± SD 159.10 ± 8.54 157.57 ± 7.83 0.289
Heart Rate 83.06 ± 7.07 82.17 ± 7.85 0.497
Body surface area(Kg/m2)    
(mean ± SD) 1.62 ± 0.17 1.62 ± 0.21 0.974
Stage I Essential Hypertension 32 31 0.861
Stage II Essential Hypertension 33 34  
Systolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 155.35 ± 9.98 158.85 ± 15.94 0.137
(mean ± SD)    
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 96.12 ± 5.12 97.86 ± 6.52 0.158
(mean ± SD)