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Table 1 Blood pressure cut off for Africa recommended by International forum for Hypertension in Africa for people 15 years and older (Lemogun et al, 2003) [21]

From: Are lifestyle cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with pre-hypertension in 15–18 years rural Nigerian youth? A cross sectional study

Normal blood pressure Systolic <120 mm/Hg Diastolic <80 mm/Hg
Pre-hypertension Systolic = 80-89mm/Hg Diastolic = 120–139mm/Hg
Hypertension Systolic ≥ 140mm/Hg Diastolic ≥90 mmHg
Stage 1 hypertension Systolic = 140 -159mm/Hg Diastolic = 90- 99mm/Hg
Stage 2 hypertension Systolic = 160 -179mm/Hg Diastolic ≥100