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Table 5 Rate Ratios and Population Attributable Factor of Atrial Fibrillation by Blood Pressure Categories According to JNC 7 and 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines, ARIC 1987–2015

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 7NormalPrehypertensionHypertension
Prevalence, %41.924.333.8
RR (95%CI)a1 (ref.)1.20 (1.09,1.33)1.46 (1.33, 1.60)
PAF % (95% CI) 4 (2, 6)13 (11, 16)
2017 ACC/AHANormalElevatedStage 1Stage 2
Prevalence, %41.910.513.833.8
RR (95% CI)a1 (ref.)1.23 (1.09, 1.40)1.18 (1.05, 1.33)1.46 (1.33, 1.60)
PAF % (95% CI) 2 (1, 3)2 (1, 3)13 (11, 16)
  1. a Adjusted for age, sex, race, height, education, field center, body mass index, smoking, drinking, diabetes, heart failure, coronary heart disease, and stroke
  2. JNC 7 7th Joint National Committee, ACC/ AHA American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, RR Rate Ratios, and PAF Population Attributable Factor