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Table 3 Hypertension classification and participant prevalence based on systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings

From: Dietary pattern and other lifestyle factors as potential contributors to hypertension prevalence in Arusha City, Tanzania: a population-based descriptive study

  Systolic Blood Pressure range (mmHg) Diastolic Blood Pressure Range (mmHg) Distribution of participants
Normotensive <120 <80 125 (22.7%)
Pre-hypertensive 120–139 80–89 179 (32.6)
Hypertensive – Stage 1 140–159 90–99 126 (23.0)
Hypertensive – Stage 2 ≥160 ≥100 119 (21.7)
  1. Blood pressure range criteria from the Seventh Joint National Committee [10]
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