-Study characteristics: 216 individuals, mean age 55, 45% women. Likely all Caucasian.
Mean office BP 166/97 mm Hg. 6% diabetic.
Creatinine 0.9 mg/dL.
-Figure (top): When daily measurements were compared, those on day 1 were highest with readings declining and then stabilizing over the following days.
-Figure (bottom): Within a given series of 3 readings, the first value was higher than the subsequent two readings throughout the 7 day period.
-Self-measurement most closely replicated ABPM results when values from days 1-2 were omitted and when the first measurement from each series was excluded.