Table 1. Baseline characteristics
CharacteristicsIntervention, n (%)Control, n (%)
Clusters
Total13 (50.0)13 (50.0)
Doctors
Male13 (100.0)13 (100.0)
Female0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Paramedics
Male13 (100.0)13 (100.0)
Female0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Participants
Total574 (50.4)564 (49.6)
Mean cluster size (SD)44.15 (33.22)43.38 (27.96)
Sex
Male290 (50.5)268 (47.5)
Female284 (49.5)296 (52.5)
Mean age, years (SD)45.69 (11.72)44.60 (12.40)
Mean education, years (SD)6.5 (4.8)6.1 (4.4)
Mean BMI, kg/m2 (SD)27.52 (5.85)26.49 (5.67)
Hypertensive574 (100)564 (100)
Smoker71 (12.4)90 (16.0)
Mean fasting blood sugar, mg/dL (SD)134.69 (56.06)141.88 (55.81)
Mean random blood sugar, mg/dL (SD)151.99 (70.73)140.78 (62.43)
Mean HbA1c (%)8.28 (2.51)8.026 (2.58)
Mean systolic blood pressure, mmHg (SD)161.25 (13.28)161.42 (16.38)
Mean diastolic blood pressure, mmHg (SD)103.60 (8.91)103.48 (9.02)
Mean serum cholesterol, mg/dL (SD)195.06 (45.38)185.95 (44.03)
  • Hypertensive defined as baseline SBP >140 mmHg.