Hypertension Classification 

Updated: Jun 19, 2014
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Hypertension Classification

Table 1. Classification of Hypertension [1] (Open Table in a new window)

Category Blood Pressure, mm Hg
Normal SBP 90-119 and 60-79
Prehypertension SBP 120-139 or DBP 80-89
Stage 1 HTN SBP 140-159 or DBP 90-99
Stage 2 HTN SBP ≥160 or DBP ≥100
DBP = diastolic blood pressure; SBP = systolic blood pressure