# Table 3 Calculated weighted mean differences for reported diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)

Young (< 55 years) Aged (> 55 years)
Men
n = 139
− 0.2 mmHg (n = 11) [60]
1 mmHg (n = 8) [55]
+ 1 mmHg (n = 11) [58]
0 mmHg (n = 14) [59]
− 2 mmHg (n = 9) [54]
0 mmHg (n = 13) [40]
−4 mmHg (n = 6) [45]
− 1 mmHg (n = 12) [51]
− 0.9 mmHg (n = 10) [39]
− 4 mmHg (n = 12) [46]
0 mmHg (n = 11) [47]
− 3 mmHg (n = 14) [53]
− 2 mmHg (n = 8) [42]
Weighted mean (young and aged men): − 1.21 mmHg
Weighted mean: − 0.26 mmHg (n = 66) Weighted mean: − 2.07 mmHg (n = 73)
Women
n = 104
− 3 mmHg (n = 12) [38]
0 mmHg (n = 11) [38]
0 mmHg (n = 3) [55]
− 3 mmHg (n = 11) [54]
+ 8 mmHg (n = 1) [42]
− 1 mmHg (n = 13) [40]
− 0.8 mmHg (n = 13) [39]
− 4 mmHg (n = 6) [45]
− 5 mmHg (n = 4) [46]
− 11 mmHg (n = 2) [47]
− 2 mmHg (n = 11) [53]
− 1.7 mmHg (n = 17) [49]

Weighted mean: − 1.45 mmHg (n = 51) Weighted mean: − 2.40 mmHg (n = 53) Weighted mean (young and aged women): − 1.94 mmHg
Men + women
n = 222 (at least 96 women)
− 14.9 mmHg (n = 8) [57]
− 8.8 mmHg (n = 10) [57]
− 0.97 mmHg (n = 10, 4 women) [61]
+ 1.8 mmHg (n = 10, 4 women) [61]
− 5.26 mmHg (n = 30, 14 women) [36]
− 5 mmHg (n = 9) [56]
− 1.8 mmHg (n = 18, 8 women) [52]
− 2.4 mmHg (n = 12, 6 women) [44]
− 1.6 mmHg (n = 1, 4 women) [48]
− 7 mmHg (n = 9, 4 women) [43]
− 2 mmHg (n = 18, 11 women) [41]
− 3 mmHg (n = 20, 12 women) [41]
− 0.7 mmHg (n = 24, 15 women) [50]
2.8 mmHg (n = 23, 12 women) [50]
− 2 mmHg (n = 10, 2 women) [37]

Weighted mean: − 4.33 mmHg (n = 107) Weighted mean: − 1.30 mmHg (n = 115)
Weighted mean (young men and women): − 2.47 mmHg Weighted mean (aged men and women): − 1.77 mmHg
1. Italicized values represent statistically significant reductions, as per either the original published results or the data provided directly by authors. Decimal places as per the original published results or the data provided directly by authors