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What are the category values for Body Pressure?

Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this: (Systolic/Diastolic). Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. Blood Pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress, or sleep.

Systolic

Classification Value

Ideal

0.0mmHg to 119.9mmHg

Pre-Hypertension

120.0mmHg to 139.9mmHg

Hypertension 1 

140.0mmHg to 159.9mmHg

Hypertension 2

160.0mmHg and above

Diastolic

Classification Value

Ideal

0.0mmHg to 79.9mmHg

Pre-Hypertension

80.0mmHg to 89.9mmHg

Hypertension 1 

90.0mmHg to 99.9mmHg

Hypertension 2

100.0mmHg and above

 

Source: JNC7 (2003) – Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure

 

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