TABLE 2

Characteristics Associated With Receipt of Antihypertensive Prescription During 2003–2008

Adolescents With Primary HTN Who Received Antihypertensive Prescription, %χ2P Value
Overall (n = 4296)23
Gender.1706
 Male (n = 2828)23
 Female (n = 1468)22
Race<.0001
 White (n = 1757)28
 Black (n = 2279)19
 Hispanic (n = 164)25
 Other/unknown (n = 96)17
Obesity-related comorbidity<.0001
 Yes (n = 2063)27
 No (n = 2233)19
Age at first eligibility, y<.0001
 11–14 (n = 3126)19
 15–19 (n = 1170)33
Duration of Medicaid eligibility, y.0158
 3 (n = 880)26
 4 (n = 944)23
 5 (n = 999)22
 6 (n = 1473)21
First y of eligibility.7459
 2003 (n = 3441)23
 2004–2006 (n = 855)23
Age at first HTN diagnosis, y.0067
 11–14 (n = 692)19
 ≥15 (n = 3604)24