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Classification of hypertension
According to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), the classification of hypertension is presented below:

JNC 7 Classification of blood pressure for adults
Blood pressure classification
SBP mmHg
DBP mmHg
Normal
<120
<80
Prehypertension
120-139
80-89
Stage 1 Hypertension
140-159
90-99
Stage 2 Hypertension
>160
>100

Please click the icon if you would like to access the complete report: Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: National Institutes of Health and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; 2004. Click icon to open link in new window


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