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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with hypertension who underwent bariatric surgery

From: Association of bariatric surgery with risk of acute care use for hypertension-related disease in obese adults: population-based self-controlled case series study

Characteristics Number (n) = 980
Age (years), median (IQR) 48 (40–56)
Female sex 718 (73.6)
Race/ethnicitya
 Non-Hispanic white 512 (54.8)
 Non-Hispanic black 254 (27.2)
 Hispanic 142 (15.2)
 Other 26 (2.8)
Primary insurance
 Medicare 240 (24.5)
 Medicaid 108 (11.0)
 Private 560 (57.2)
 Other 71 (7.3)
Quartiles for median household income of patient's ZIP code
 1 (lowest) 301 (31.1)
 2 265 (27.4)
 3 235 (24.3)
 4 (highest) 167 (17.3)
Season of bariatric surgery
 January–March 204 (20.8)
 April–June 234 (23.9)
 July–September 281 (28.7)
 October–December 261 (26.6)
State
 California 600 (61.2)
 Florida 368 (37.6)
 Nebraska 12 (1.2)
  1. Data were expressed as numbers (percentages), unless otherwise indicated. IQR interquartile range
  2. aAnalyzed for 934 (95.3%) patients with race/ethnicity data. Race/ethnicity data were not available in Nebraska