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Table 5 Blood pressure categories based on ACC/AHA 2017 and JNC7 (2003) guidelines

From: Prevalence of hypertension and blood pressure profile amongst urban-dwelling adults in Nigeria: a comparative analysis based on recent guideline recommendations

ACC/AHA 2017 category Frequency (n, %) JNC7 2003 category Frequency (n, %)
Normal 1726 (32.2%) Normal 1726 (32.2%)
Elevated 636 (11.9%) Prehypertension 2166 (40.4%)
Hypertension Stage 1 1530 (28.5%) Stage 1 hypertension 930 (17.3%)
Hypertension Stage 2 1473 (27.5%) Stage 2 Hypertension 543 (10.1%)
  1. BP values for categories: Normal (for both guidelines) (< 120/< 80 mmHg); Elevated (120–129/< 80 mmHg), Stage 1 hypertension (130–139/80–89 mmHg), Stage 2 hypertension (> 140/90 mmHg) according to ACC/AHA 2017. Prehypertension (120–139/ or 80–89 mmHg), Stage 1 hypertension (140–159/ or 90–99 mmHg), Stage 2 hypertension (≥160/ or ≥ 100 mmHg) according to JNC7 2003