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Table 6 Comparison of body mass index and prevalent hypertension based on ACC/AHA 2017 and JNC7 criteria

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

Participant category ACC/AHA 2017 JNC7
Prevalence n (%) HBP Yes BMI HBP No BMI Prevalence n (%) HBP Yes BMI HBP No BMI
All (n = 5135) 2867 (55.8%) 25.7 ± 5.6 23.3 ± 4.9 1402 (27.3%) 26.4 ± 5.9 24.0 ± 5.0
Female (n = 2671) 1411 (52.8%) 26.5 ± 6.0 23.5 ± 5.2 698 (26.1%) 27.3 ± 6.3 24.3 ± 5.4
Male (n = 2464) 1456 (59.1%) 25.0 ± 5.0 23.0 ± 4.6 704 (28.6%) 25.6 ± 5.5 23.6 ± 4.6
  1. BMI was significantly higher for persons with hypertension using both criteria, and in both sexes (p = 0.000)