Table 2

Mean and ranges of systolic and diastolic blood pressures that were above treatment targets

Mean (SD) of systolic BPs above target

Number (%) between 130–139 mmHg

Number (%) between 140–149 mmHg

Number (%) between 150–159 mmHg

Number (%) 160 + mmHg


Considered out of control due to elevated systolic pressure

148 (11)

209(18.3%)

462(40.5%)

288 (25.2%)

161(14.1%)


Mean (SD) of diastolic BPs above target

Number (%) between 80–89 mmHg

Number (%) between 90–99 mmHg

Number (%) between 100–109 mmHg

Number (%) 110 + mmHg


Considered out of control due to elevated diastolic pressure

83 (8.6)

506(44.3%)

232 (20.3%)

20 (1.8%)

3 (0.3%)


Godwin et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2004 4:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-4-2

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