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Table 2 Prevalence of hypertension by different BP measurements, sex-stratified

From: Short-term blood pressure variability – variation between arm side, body position and successive measurements: a population-based cohort study

  Men Women
Sitting (left arm)
1st measurement 68.7% (N = 664)    55.3% (N = 535)   
   Mean 1st and 2nd 66.5% (N = 643)   Mean 1st and 2nd 51.7% (N = 500)
2nd measurement 66.8% (N = 646)    51.2% (N = 495)   
   Mean 2nd and 3rd 63.2% (N = 611)   Mean 2nd and 3rd 49.4% (N = 478)
3rd measurement 64.0% (N = 619)    50.7% (N = 490)   
Supine (arm with higher blood pressure)
1st measurement 57.5% (N = 467)    47.9% (N = 389)   
   Mean 1st and 2nd 53.9% (N = 438)   Mean 1st and 2nd 45.6% (N = 370)
2nd measurement 55.2% (N = 448)    44.2% (N = 359)   
   Mean 2nd and 3rd 51.2% (N = 416)   Mean 2nd and 3rd 42.2% (N = 343)
3rd measurement 51.3% (N = 417)    42.9% (N = 348)