Hypertension Classification 

Updated: Jun 19, 2014
  • Author: Buck Christensen; more...
  • Print
Sections

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