Table 4.

Odds ratios (control group=1.0) for measures of hypertensive and other cardiovascular disease at clinical examination

Gestational hypertensionPre-eclampsia/eclampsia
ControlNoOdds ratio (unadjusted)Adjusted* odds ratio (95% CI)P valueNoOdds ratio (unadjusted)Adjusted* odds ratio (95% CI)P value
Currently taking anti-hypertensive drugs25/20680/3432.201.95 (1.18 to 3.24)0.009129/4432.972.77 (1.72 to 4.47)<0.001
Not on anti-hypertensive drugs but raised blood pressure at time of examination30/20661/3431.261.13 (0.69 to 1.86)0.6387/4431.431.40 (0.87 to 2.26)0.16
Provisionally fulfilling WHO criteria for hypertension55/206141/3431.901.70 (1.13 to 2.56)0.01216/4432.602.62 (1.77 to 3.86)<0.001
Changes on ECG (any abnormality)20/20532/3420.950.96 (0.52 to 1.77)0.9061/4371.501.96 (0.96 to 2.98)0.07
  • * Adjusted for age, BMI, social class, and smoking habit.

  • † Mean diastolic >= 95 mm Hg or mean systolic >= 160 mm Hg or both.

  • ‡ Minnesota coding.