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Table 3 The criteria related to hypertension by medical institutions participated in the survey

From: Status of hypertension screening in the Korea National General Health Screening Program: a questionnaire survey on 210 screening centers in two metropolitan areas

  Number Percent
Use the average of multiple measurements to determine an individual’s BP level
 Yes 168 (80.0)
 No 42 (20.0)
Definition of hypertension for people younger than 65 years
 SBP ≥ 130 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 21 (10.0)
 SBP ≥ 140 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 174 (82.9)
 SBP ≥ 160 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 8 (3.8)
 No response 7 (3.3)
Use different hypertension criteria according to sex, age, and accompanying disease
 Yes 118 (56.2)
 No 92 (43.8)
Definition of hypertension for people older than 65 years (n = 118)
 SBP ≥ 130 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 9 (7.6)
 SBP ≥ 140 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 83 (70.3)
 SBP ≥ 160 mmHg or DBP ≥ 90 mmHg 20 (16.9)
 No response 6 (5.1)
Recommendation for people with high blood pressure
 Revisit and measure blood pressure again 174 (82.9)
 24-h ambulatory blood pressure measurement 17 (8.1)
 Prescription anti-hypertensive drug 16 (7.6)
 No response 3 (1.4)