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Table 1 BP categories in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, US and European hypertension guidelines

From: Highlights of the 2018 Chinese hypertension guidelines

BP category
(mmHg)
CHL 2018 [1]KSH 2018 [7,8,9]JSH 2019 [10]AHA/ACC 2017 [2]ESC/ESH 2018 [3]
SBP < 120 and DBP < 80NormalNormalNormalNormalOptimal
SBP: 120–129 and DBP < 80High normalElevatedHigh normalElevatedNormala
SBP: 130–139 and (or) DBP: 80–89PrehypertensionElevatedGrade 1 hypertensionHigh normalb
SBP: 140–159 and (or) DBP: 90–99Grade 1 hypertensionGrade 1 hypertensionGrade 1 hypertensionGrade 2 hypertensionGrade 1 hypertension
SBP: 160–179 and (or) DBP: 100–109Grade 2 hypertensionGrade 2 hypertensionGrade 2 hypertensionGrade 2 hypertension
SBP ≥ 180 and (or) DBP ≥ 110Grade 3 hypertensionGrade 3 hypertensionGrade 3 hypertension
SBP ≥ 140 and DBP < 90ISHISHISHNAISH
  1. ACC American College of Cardiology, AHA American Heart Association, BP blood pressure, CHL Chinese Hypertension League, DBP diastolic BP, ESC European Society of Cardiology, ESH European Society of Hypertension, ISH isolated systolic hypertension, JSH Japanese Society of Hypertension, KSH Korean Society of Hypertension, NA not available, SBP systolic BP.
  2. a DBP: 80–84 mmHg
  3. b DBP: 85–89 mmHg.