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Table 9 Stratification of global cardiovascular risk in hypertension patients

From: 2013 Korean Society of Hypertension guidelines for the management of hypertension: part I–epidemiology and diagnosis of hypertension

Risk profile Blood pressure (mm Hg)
Stage 2 prehypertension
(130–139/85–89)
Stage 1
hypertension (140–159/90–99)
Stage 2 hypertension (≥160/100)
No risk factora Lowest risk group Low added risk group Moderate to high added risk group
Risk factor other than DM: 1–2 Low to moderate added risk group Moderate added risk group High added risk group
Risk factor ≥ 3 or subclinical organ damage Moderate to high added risk group High added risk group High added risk group
DM, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease High added risk group High added risk group High added risk group
  1. DM diabetes mellitus.
  2. aRisk factors: age (men ≥ 45 years old, female ≥ 55 years old), smoking, obesity (or abdominal obesity), dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance, family history of premature cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus. Ten-year cardiovascular event rates for the lowest, average, low added, moderate added, and high added (including highest added risk group) risk groups were 2.5%, 5%, 5% to 10%, 10% to 15%, and ≥15%, respectively, according to Korean Medical Insurance Company Study data.