Table 2Changes in blood pressure classification

JNC 6 CategoryJNC 7 Category
SBP/DBP
Optimal<120/80
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Normal
Normal120–129/80–84
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Prehypertension
Borderline130–139/85–89
Hypertension≥140/90
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Hypertension
 Stage 1140–159/90–99
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Stage 1
 Stage 2160–179/100–109
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Stage 2
 Stage 3≥180/110

DBP, diastolic blood pressure; JNC, Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure

Sources: The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Arch Intern Med 1997;157:2413–46.

The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. JAMA 2003;289:2560–71.

From: Basis for Reclassification of Blood Pressure

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