Table 1

Classification of blood pressure values (mmHg) of hypertensive patients in the SHIP-0 cohort1according to the WHO-guidelines [[13]]
Females (N = 734) Males (N = 1027) Total (N = 1761)
N % (95% CI2) N % (95% CI2) N % (95% CI2)
optimal 23 3.0 9 0.5 32 1.6
syst: <120 mmHg/diast: <80 mmHg (1.7 – 4.3) (0.1 – 0.9) (1.0 – 2.2)
normal 53 6.8 29 2.5 82 4.4
syst: 120–129 mmHg/diast: 80–84 mmHg (4.9 – 8.7) (1.5 – 3.5) (3.4 – 5.4)
high-normal 94 12.6 78 6.7 172 9.3
syst: 130–139 mmHg/diast: 85–89 mmHg (10.1 – 15.1) (5.1 – 8.3) (7.9 – 10.7)
mild hypertension (grade 1) 215 31.3 325 35.4 540 33.6
syst: 140–159 mmHg/diast: 90–99 mmHg (27.8 – 34.7) (32.3 – 38.6) (31.3 – 36.0)
moderate hypertension (grade 2) 97 13.7 192 20.5 289 17.5
syst:160–179 mmHg/diast: 100–109 mmHg (11.2 – 16.3) (17.7 – 23.3) (15.6–19.5)
severe hypertension (grade 3) 41 5.1 80 7.1 121 6.3
syst: ≥180 mmHg/diast: ≥110 mmHg (3.5 – 6.8) (5.5 – 8.7) (5.1 – 7.4)
isolated systolic hypertension 211 27.4 314 27.2 525 27.3
syst: ≥140 mmHg/diast: <90 mmHg (24.1 – 30.8) (24.4 – 30.3) (25.1 – 29.5)

1Study participants with blood pressure values ≥140/90 mmHg and/or antihypertensive medication with known hypertension and/or study participants with risk-comorbidity (diabetes, stroke, angina pectoris, and/or myocardial infarction) and blood pressure values ≥130/80 mmHg.

2CI confidence interval.

van den Berg et al.

van den Berg et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:594   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-594

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