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Table 6 Rate Ratios and Population Attributable Factor of Atrial Fibrillation by Hypertension Definition 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 7No hypertensionHypertension
Prevalence, %66.233.8
RR (95%CI)a1 (ref.)1.34 (1.24, 1.45)
PAF % (95% CI) 11 (8, 13)
2017 ACC/AHANo hypertensionHypertension
Prevalence, %52.447.6
RR (95%CI)a1 (ref.)1.29 (1.19, 1.40)
PAF % (95% CI) 13 (9, 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