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Table 1 Categories of Blood Pressure Established by JNC7 and 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines

From: Association and impact of hypertension defined using the 2017 AHA/ACC guidelines on the risk of atrial fibrillation in The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study

JNC 72017 ACC/AHA
 SBP DBP SBP DBP
Normal< 120and< 80Normal< 120and< 80
Prehypertension120–139or80–90Elevated120–129and< 80
Hypertension≥140or≥90Stage 1130–139or80–89
 Stage 2≥140or≥90
  1. SBP/DBP measurements are in mmHg
  2. JNC 7 7th Joint National Committee, ACC/ AHA American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure