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Table 4 Prevalence of hypertension in women

From: Hypertension in the Parsi community of Bombay: a study on prevalence, awareness and compliance to treatment

Age group (years) 'Diastolic' HT (including optimally controlled HT Borderline ISH (SBP:140–159 mmHg with DBP < 90 mm Hg) ISH (SBP ≥ 160 mm Hg DBP < 90 mm Hg) Overall prevalence
20–29 7.1% (12) 1.8% (3) 0.6% (1) 9.4% (16/170)
30–39 11.0% (22) 1.5% (3) 12.4% (25/201)
40–49 18.2% (37) 6.4% (13) 2.0% (4) 26.6% (54/203)
50–59 24.2% (70) 18.3% (53) 4.5% (13) 47.1% (136/289)
60–69 18.0% (43) 21.0% (50) 16.3% (39) 55.2% (132/239)
70+ 13.1% (28) 26.6% (57) 33.2% (71) 72.9%(156/214)
Total     39.4% (519/1316)
  1. HT: hypertension; 'diastolic' HT: diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg with normal or elevated systolic BP; ISH: isolated systolic hypertension; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure